VIA PSX-Scene VIA Github
A Computer Science professor, David S. Touretzky, at the University of Carnegie Melon has even backed the PS3 hackers. In and act of direct defiance, towards Sony's legal threat, David has cloned Geohot's previous site, complete with keys. This isn't the first time the professor has taken on a major corporation, in an effort to defend freedom of speech. He previously mirrored technical data, regarding CSS descrambling and was successful. The Geohot clone is currently hosted on the University's servers and it will remain to be seen if Sony attempts to take on the professor.
David S. Touretzky
Mirror of GeoHot's PS3 JailbreakJanuary 11, 2011: Our friends at Sony are having another bad day: i.e., doing something breathtakingly stupid, presumably because they don't know any better. This time they're suing George Hotz for publishing PS3 jailbreak information, as reported by EnGadget and Attack of the Fan Boy. Hotz's jailbreak allows PS3 owners to run the software of their choice on a machine they have legally purchased. His site is geohot.com.
Free speech (and free computing) rights exist only for those determined to exercise them. Trying to suppress those rights in the Internet age is like spitting in the wind.
We will help our friends at Sony understand this by mirroring the geohot jailbreak files at Carnegie Mellon.
here for usage instructions. Note to Sony lawyers: no doubt you're eager to rack up another billable hour by sending legal threats to me and my university. Before you go down that unhappy road, check out what happened the last time a large corporation tried to stop the mirroring of technical information here: The Gallery of CSS Descramblers. Have you learned anything in ten years?
David S. Touretzky Research Professor of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Last modified: Wed Jan 12 09:17:46 EST 2011