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Re: Lawyers Smack Sony's Hand as It Reaches for Hotz's Hard Drive
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2011-03-21 06:41:39
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Lawyers for George Hotz, whom Sony is suing for publishing codes used to jailbreak PlayStation 3s, claim the Japanese electronics giant has misled the court. Sony Computer Entertainment America, based in California, is suing Hotz for publishing a secret encryption key and software tools that allow PS3 owners gain deep control of the video game consoles. SCEA won the right to search hard drives belonging to Hotz for the PS3 software developer's kit. However, Hotz's lawyers say SCEA doesn't have the right to search hard drives because it doesn't own the copyright to the SDK.

Same ol' Sony
Posted by: wildcatherder 2011-03-28 18:57:34 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
Remember, folks, this is the same Sony who tried to use a simple autorun program to protect their CDs. When a user pointed out that one could bypass this protection by simply holding down the SHIFT key during load, Sony tried to sue this person for revealing information available in any Windows manual. Clueless and greedy. I'm boycotting Sony until they drop this case.
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