"Sony is threatening to sue anybody posting or "distributing"
the first full-fledged jailbreak code for the 4-year-old
PlayStation 3 gaming console.
"What's more, the company is demanding that a federal judge
order Google to surrender the IP addresses and other identifying
information (.pdf) of those who have viewed or commented about the
jailbreak video on a private YouTube page. The game maker is also
demanding that Twitter provide the identities of a host of hackers
who first unveiled a limited version of the hack in December.
"Sony's aggressive pretrial discovery demands come in its
lawsuit against George Hotz. The 21-year-old New Jersey hacker, who
is well known in the jailbreaking community, published the finished
PlayStation 3 code and a how-to YouTube video last month. The code
enables the Playstation 3 to play pirated and homebrewed