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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. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      If rap was EVER about the world of computer tech, maybe I'd actually enjoy it. This is the the closest to enjoying it I've probably ever come. Congrats Geo, the Brian Wilson of jailbreaking.
    1. josh900's Avatar
      josh900 -
      damn that was sweet
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      wow. Geohot makes one rap and ppl are ready to get on there knees for him...? Man, yeah he made a rap you dont have to go on and on about how awesome he is and this and that. Not saying he isnt friggen talented. Like wow try reading this thread and see how many ppl say that same thing, or talk about how awesome it is to be him or how sony should hire him. ohh boy, give it a break.
    1. 05VIIII's Avatar
      05VIIII -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
      If rap was EVER about the world of computer tech, maybe I'd actually enjoy it. This is the the closest to enjoying it I've probably ever come. Congrats Geo, the Brian Wilson of jailbreaking.
      if rap was EVER about computer tech, it would suck and no one would like it. seriously??? rap about computer tech? come on
      lol.....nerd
    1. Thenextkiller's Avatar
      Thenextkiller -
      OK rap
    1. Legend_master's Avatar
      Legend_master -
      On the scale if raps, that was pretty good. It flowed well, and still made sense. I hope Sony does not crush this guy.
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
      wow. Geohot makes one rap and ppl are ready to get on there knees for him...? Man, yeah he made a rap you dont have to go on and on about how awesome he is and this and that. Not saying he isnt friggen talented. Like wow try reading this thread and see how many ppl say that same thing, or talk about how awesome it is to be him or how sony should hire him. ohh boy, give it a break.
      Wow. You must be such a joy to socialize with.
    1. primalscream.40's Avatar
      primalscream.40 -
      haha this is funny as heck,there pissed cause someone is smarter than the top dog,GO GEOHOT
    1. Stephen.'s Avatar
      Stephen. -
      Couldnt he just mention that iPhone jackbreaking is legal now because of EFF as a precedent, and the same would apply to PS3?

      What can we do to help this kid?!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I thought it was actually decent
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      If I was a lawyer, I'll take a step back when Hotz enters the r00m!!! lol
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      it was pretty good
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      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.
      Lol! That would be freakin hilarious! Good call!
    1. Slim J's Avatar
      Slim J -
      Sony is just upset that they had another device hacked. They did the same for others and the PSP getting hacked. Sony gets easily pissed off.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Largely I believe in what you are saying. The console market is a strange one, however. They sell their hardware for less than or equal to cost with the assumption that they recoup this all on software.

      I see a couple scenarios here:
      1) we cause home gaming to nose-dive and people close shop (already happened to SEGA for largely these reasons - which is why they are solely a third party now).

      2) Everything (and I mean everything) hardware becomes rented... sort of like DVRs are from many cable companies.

      3) You sign a clause stating that you agree not to tamper with the copyright software (that is their true worry here, NOT that you are jailbreaking the thing)

      Either way, it's clear that Sony is just trying to make an example of the kid. Bottom line is if people work on breaking down the walls of anti-piracy, these console makers are going to decide it isn't profitable enough for them to be in the market in the first place.
      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.
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      it was good, but i wouldn't knock in the car.
    1. sapte9's Avatar
      sapte9 -
      Like a boss
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      i think i like him more now, he really dont give a ****!
      go head then cuz do you , **** sony!
    1. zeroGsti's Avatar
      zeroGsti -
      Quote Originally Posted by Assassination View Post
      GEOHOT this is hot! Any mp3 download or upcoming album (Geohot Vs Sony album lmao!!!!
      If you click the link to the actual Youtube site he has the Mp3 ready for download on his comments for free.
    1. mook.maugluek's Avatar
      mook.maugluek -
      and the 53rd annual Grammy Award Winner for Best New Male Artist is..........