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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. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      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.
      It's true, I didn't ever think about that, it's kind of sad. PC gaming was huge when I was a kid. Well I hope it doesn't go the same route for gaming consoles.
    1. last1here's Avatar
      last1here -
      Hahahhahahahhahaha that rap is sick!!!

      I can't believe they took his ps3 hard drive
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      This makes me like him less. And I'm not one of the people who disliked him before :/
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      Sony...get with the program!

      You don't F*CK with the very person that F*CKED you!

      only the BEST iDevice Jailbreaker baby!
    1. citopr's Avatar
      citopr -
      Wow.. I love this guy.. He is only 21 years old.. LOL.. They have their hands full..
    1. ikymfn99's Avatar
      ikymfn99 -
      It sucks to be him, oh well next.
    1. nerddownthestreet's Avatar
      nerddownthestreet -
      Quote Originally Posted by SL4VE View Post
      It would be so cool if Sony responded using one of their big rappers Like Jay-Z or someone.
      Good idea! I say Sony drops the suit and the battle becomes a rap competition. The catch: the CEO of Sony needs to be the rapper. Besides, geo is the CEO of himself, right?
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      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.
      I'd be very surprised if you were wrong. Besides, a move like this would be extremely foolish if he didn't consult his lawyer first.

      I had no idea he was a kid. I thought he was older.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I think he did a very good job at rapping!
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      I don't think he should quit his day job.
    1. Buckmaster's Avatar
      Buckmaster -
      He did a hell of a better job than I could, and better than 99% of the people on this site.
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      You sure about that?
    1. JayQuint87's Avatar
      JayQuint87 -
      Well that made me laugh
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Broomhead View Post
      You sure about that?
      How didn't he? Maybe not his attitude.

      Ohhhhhh, his rapping.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I think he sure is getting his message cross though!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      I think he sure is getting his message cross though!
      Yeah that they're homo-erotic a-holes.
    1. einsteinx2's Avatar
      einsteinx2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
      If rap was EVER about the world of computer tech, maybe I'd actually enjoy it.
      You've never heard of Nerdcore rap? (not kidding)

      Nerdcore hip hop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      I dislike geohot alot but I do have alot of respect for him now. He has a huge set of balls to throw this in Sonys face. I hope he wins this battle. Sony is really going way to far with this. Good luck geohot.
    1. Jdbwood's Avatar
      Jdbwood -
      Lol nicee