Geohot Sued By Sony Over PS3 Jailbreak

Sony Corporation has filed lawsuits against the team Geohot fail0verflow (also known as George Hotz)
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Jan. 12, 2011 - PRLog -- Sony Corporation has filed lawsuits against the team Geohot fail0verflow (also known as George Hotz) and for making the PlayStation 3 and operating tools to escape from the prison.

An excerpt from the lawsuit reads:

Defendants George Hotz, “Bushing,” Hector Cantero, Sven Peter and “Segher”
(collectively, “Defendants”) are computer hackers. Working individually and in concert with one another, Defendants recently bypassed effective technological protection measures (“TPMs”) employed by plaintiff Sony Computer Entertainment America LLP (“SCEA”) in its proprietary PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (“PS3 System”).  Through the Internet, Defendants are distributing software, tools and instructions (collectively, “Circumvention Devices”) that circumvent the TPMs in the PS3 System and facilitate the counterfeiting of video games.  Already, pirated video games are being packaged and distributed with these circumvention devices.  Declaration of Ryan T. Bricker In Support of Ex Parte Motion for Temporary Restraining Order And Order To Show Cause Re Preliminary Injunction; Order for Impoundment (“Bricker Decl.”) ¶2, Exh. A.  Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65 and Local Rules 65-1 and 7-10, SCEA moves ex parte to put an immediate halt to the ongoing distribution of these illegal Circumvention Devices and avoid
irreparable harm to SCEA and to other video game software developers stemming from video game piracy.

We have to wait and see what the courts have to say about it. In July last year, the U.S. government ruled in favor of the leak and legal unlocked iPhone, until they have been used for piracy. (Via Geohot)

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