GeoHot forced to hand over HDD to Sony

Feb 11, 2011
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George Hotz, known as GeoHot, has really pissed Sony off with the release of his PS3 hack. Sony took him and other hackers of the console to court not long ago. Things are not rosy for GeoHot, as he has lost a significant battle against Sony.

The courts looking at the case have forced GeoHot to turn over the HDD from his PC to Sony so that Sony can dig thought the HDD and find details that relate to the hacking of the PS3. It seems a bit strange that the company suing would be digging for the evidence to me.

The judge that made the ruling is US district Judge Susan Illston. The hack that Hotz posted was the first to fully break the console to allow for the installation of home brew software and pirated games. The Sony case is using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and accuses Hotz of trafficking in devices that circumvent controls meant to protect copyrighted works.

Via Wired


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