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Not comparable at all.
Originally Posted by yes159
He was making a business out of it, and the charges were dropped if I remember well.
They could have taken down peoples/teams like C4eva the same way Sony busted a few doors of PS3 devs.
And if I remember well they didn't publicly display their names on the interne either.
I dont really know the case well to say too much about the details, but from what i read he was busted for modifying consoles, so it should be comparable. Then it would be that it is the hacking itself that got him busted. It isn't just piracy related because it can be used to play legit backups as well. If a guy charges for this service, it shouldnt really matter regarding that point. It goes back to if hacking a system is legal or not.
Originally Posted by CS67700
Yep, the charges were dropped about a year later. I guess it was because they didnt have a strong enough case. Not much need to use time and resources on something that wont lead to anything. Sony sued in the very begining most likely as an attempt to stop further developement. It took over a year before the 3.60 keys were released, so i'd say that it was quite effective. I'm pretty sure that the 3.60 keys would be out a few weeks after the firmware was officially released (about a year ago).
Geohot's name was well known from the iPhone hacking. He was on the news and everything with the full name. The Jailbreak dongle guys from Australia was registered as a company, so it shouldnt be hard to find those names.
I'm not sure about how graf_chokolo's name was known, but speaking of him, i wonder what happened to his case. The last thing i've heard was that he asked for donations to pay for the laywer(s). I did a quick Google search now and i found out that he is not in jail at least. I didnt find any info on why he was so quiet with updates around the case. If he is under some NDA with Sony, he should still be allowed to mention this. Pity that graf_chokolo havnt updated more around what happened because i'm curious to know more about that case.
C4eva is well known in the Xbox 360 scene, but so was Dark_Alex from the PSP scene, and he was never busted. The TrueBlue guys was never sued either. I don't think that it is necessarily very easy to find these people's real name.
Last edited by yes159; 08-04-2012 at 03:35 PM.
it is great but can they skip it to the newer firmware 4.20
By definition this is still progress. Well done PsDev!