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Article: GeoHot Ordered to Hand Over Hard Drives to Sony
Article: GeoHot Ordered to Hand Over Hard Drives to Sony –
ohhhh bad bad... whipe everything now!!!!!
It would be embarrassing if he has pr0n
He can't dude :\, thats gonna be too obvious, even if he deletes all the PS3 stuff before giving it to sony they can just scan it for all the previous files.
Originally Posted by ch0k30nm1b@77$
R.I.P. GeoHot <3
Its not looking good for our rights. A country founded on freedoms and now we wont be able to modify our own electronics.
wipe everything? why he aint done anything! and that WOULD look bad on him!
pr0n? who cares if he has any?? theres nowt wrong in having that
Sony don't care about the PS3 hacking code so much... they already have that anyway. They also know GeoHot did some of it. No, Sony want to track down any other hackers and chase them too. They want to get access to George's HD's to find contacts details, emails etc. I`m sure they've already said to George.... "give us the names and details of X, X, and X, and we'll let you off lightly", as I don't believe George did anything illegal. He didn't crack the system to an extent to allow piracy. He cracked it to an extent, and others allowed privacy. In fact, George was careful to try and keep the PS3 secure on the piracy front, and just wanted access to install Linux, which was something there originally anyway.
Sony can't win with George, but maybe they think they can beat others with a big stick. I really don't think they can win at all, but it won't stop them trying to discourage as many hackers/developers as possible.
So much for Geohot. Lets hope he gets out of this one... (I gotta admit I won't miss him though... the dick.)
Weird, I viewed his YouTube video, but I don't think it's private because... you know... I was able to view it. Maybe someone else posted the same video.
Just wanted to ask what the story yesterday was about then? Either it was badly written/explained (not just on this site though), or I`m pretty stupid (also possible), as I`m sure it said that GeoHot didn't have to give up his pc's etc to Sony. 1 day later and I read he has to. Damn. Wassup with that?
I understand Sony's wish to keep pirates off their machine. Fair enough. Piracy severely damages the industry, and there are plenty of families reliant on their jobs in the games/hardware/retail industry.
What Sony need to do, instead of frothing at the mouth and going rabid, is to sit down with the homebrew developers, and work WITH them to allow homebrew (eg Linux and emulators etc) on the PS3, but to work out a way to detect pirated games. I`m not sure if that's possible, but it's worth investigating. If the Sony and Homebrew devs got together, it would be a much more secure, and better, system.