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  • Geohot Responds to Sony Lawsuit via Rap


    Geohot is no stranger to legal troubles. His latest problems with the law involve Sony suing him for violation of the DMCA, computer fraud and copyright infringement. They have been granted a temporary restraining order which “forbids him from distributing the jailbreak, helping or encouraging others to jailbreak, and distributing information they've learned during the creation of the jailbreak,” according to his Wikipedia page.

    The courts have also ordered Geohot to hand over all computers and storage media used in the creation of any jailbreaking software to Sony’s lawyers. I know I would have a hard time handing over all of my computer equipment to a bunch of lawyers. In response to Sony’s allegations Geohot has posted his opinion on the matter on YouTube. For those of you who enjoy reading along with the lyrics:

    Yo it’s geohot
    And for those who don’t know
    I’m getting sued by Sony
    Let’s take this out of the courtroom and into the streets
    I’m a beast, at the least, you’ll face me in the northeast
    Get my ire up, light my fire
    I’ll go harder then Eminem went at Mariah
    Call me a liar
    Pound me in the *** with no lube, chafing
    You’re ******* with the dude who got the keys to your safe and
    Those that can’t do bring suits
    Cry to your Uncle Sam to settle disputes
    Thought you’d tackle this with a little more tact
    But then again fudgepackers, I don’t know Jack
    I shed a tear every time I think of Lik Sang
    But **** man, they’re a corporation
    And I’m a personification of freedom for all
    You fill dockets, like that’s a concept foreign to y’all
    While lawyers muddy water and TROs stall
    Out of business is jail for me
    And you’re suing me civilly
    Exhibit this in the courtroom
    Go on, do it, I dare you


    Source: 9to5 Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Geohot Responds to Sony Lawsuit via Rap started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 174 Comments
    1. isme's Avatar
      isme -
      He jailbreaked iPhone, jailbreak PS3 and now he just jailbreaks Eminem.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      I agree. What's most likely to happen with these big companies though? I don't think ppl will want to rent phones or consoles, I don't see that going over very smoothly for some reason.
      This is all just speculation on my part. Not necessarily saying this WILL happen, just that this is THE GENERAL direction things will go, unless we see some other changes. Just take a look at the PC gaming market. That was all but destroyed by piracy. In the last seven years I have gone from almost exclusive PC gaming to almost exclusive console gaming because they just don't make the PC games they used to. Just about the only games I can think of on PC these days that make any money are MMOs that require logging in to a server and paying a subscription fee to play. "Something's gotta give", and right now Sony is trying to make that be George. Not necessarily saying this is right though.
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      dud, your better than lady gaga :/ no lie :/
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Hearing ABOUT it, I put my head in my hands..... but HEARING IT was actually refreshing.

      What you are seeing is not a cutsy rap for your entertainment. This is a power move on lawyers advice to show he is just a kid..... not a "threat to international sony sales and security".

      He's downplaying his position.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by FireMedic92 View Post
      Sony is just pissed because Geohot is superior to every engineer and brain surgeon they have (no offense, Sherif). These corporate scumbags with their inferior security measures should either be hiring Geo or thanking him for keeping them on their "game". They OBVIOUSLY can't compete. Sounds like Sony needs to get off the cotton Pony and let Geo be. Awesome rap Geo, you are a GOD, screw them ambulance-chasing leeches!
      He is definitely brilliant. But I wouldn't go about calling him "superior". If they absorbed him onto their team, do you think he could make the unbreakable OS that nobody could crack? Of course not. Someone else will fill the void, spend the time looking for the holes that paid individuals just don;t have the time/desire to do, and move on.
    1. jonnyraincloud's Avatar
      jonnyraincloud -
      awesome. what we do to our property is our business.
      we can buy a ps3 and throw it in the river if we want to, because after it is purchased WE own it.

      sony is power hungry.

      if you think apple doesnt know about hackulo.us you are very wrong.
      cat & mouse vs a multinational orwellian corp.
      who deserves to win?


      im avoiding sony until they figure out what is important to gamers, consumers, and americans in general.


      keep gio out of jail or impassible debt (which is pretty much the same thing)
    1. itzthestoff's Avatar
      itzthestoff -
      What's Sony's problem lately?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by jonnyraincloud View Post

      im avoiding sony until they figure out what is important to gamers, consumers, and americans in general.

      They could care less about what anyone thinks if piracy is the general reasoning behind it. This isn't like iOS where the average user is adding functionality to their device. Most people want to do this to pirate games, plain and simple.

      No, HIS reason behind it wasn't piracy, but if everyone else's is, there is still a problem here.

      FWIW these are similar reasons why the US is considering internet censorship. This is also not an appropriate answer for the problem (IMO), but it is out their and on the minds of our lawmakers...
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      He may have a mild ADHD
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
      Geo is hardcore don't Fu@k with him.
      hell no dont mess with him, he and Sony should have a Hak off

      Quote Originally Posted by cookbenj View Post
      does geohot have to hand over his computers to sony? or are they trying to make him?
      i believe he has to, article said he was ordered
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by billmilo View Post
      He may have a mild ADHD
      How is this relevant and why does it matter?
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Daman he's hardcore. Watch him go even more hardcore after the case is over.
    1. epiqism's Avatar
      epiqism -
      hahaha not bad, not bad. at not many points of the track, his flow was off and his lyrics had substance. good work!
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Look for the remix this summer by the Neptunes
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      EFF should jump on geohot's side and smack down Sony. Start a defense fund and take them to court, they can't afford the bad publicly they would get.

      Handing over computers hell that's over the top.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      Hearing ABOUT it, I put my head in my hands..... but HEARING IT was actually refreshing.

      What you are seeing is not a cutsy rap for your entertainment. This is a power move on lawyers advice to show he is just a kid..... not a "threat to international sony sales and security".

      He's downplaying his position.
      interesting take
    1. zturn13's Avatar
      zturn13 -
      Hey did anyone notice this line "The courts have also ordered Geohot to hand over all computers and storage media used in the creation of any jailbreaking software to Sony’s lawyers." so that means sony will get his jailbreak stuff on apples ios as well so could this all be over them getting to look inside of apples ios???
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Not news what does this have to do with my I? Oh geohot gets in trouble with SONY wait I thought this was a site for idevices. Geohot raps and that really means a lot...
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Not news what does this have to do with my I? Oh geohot gets in trouble with SONY wait I thought this was a site for idevices. Geohot raps and that really means a lot...
      The only reason is because Geohot has made jailbreaks for idevices.
    1. matinm90's Avatar
      matinm90 -
      Lol come on Sony you didn't think it would have happened anyway? Like really. Someone makes a product, and dimwit else hacks it, that's how it works. Plus which he is the god of jailbreaking lol