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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. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I can't believe your government is backing this case. Pretty ridiculous indeed. FREEDOM guess you have to leave the U.S. to find it now??? YIKES...what's next, we can't trade or sell games we've purchased, as it would infringe and or stop people from buying the same copy at full price? ahhaha...what a joke!!!!!!
    1. Sanady361's Avatar
      Sanady361 -
      This was hilarious.. You can tell the legal battles are really starting to get to him though.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      I can't believe your government is backing this case. Pretty ridiculous indeed. FREEDOM guess you have to leave the U.S. to find it now??? YIKES...what's next, we can't trade or sell games we've purchased, as it would infringe and or stop people from buying the same copy at full price? ahhaha...what a joke!!!!!!
      How are they backing this case anymore than courts in other nations have dealt with similar cases? Up to this point, nothing has been determined. The government has not backed any verdict... there is no precedent in regards to hacking gaming systems so of course the current course of action will take place.
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      I can't believe your government is backing this case. Pretty ridiculous indeed. FREEDOM guess you have to leave the U.S. to find it now??? YIKES...what's next, we can't trade or sell games we've purchased, as it would infringe and or stop people from buying the same copy at full price? ahhaha...what a joke!!!!!!
      They're not backing the case, they're investigating it. if they were backing it geohot would be in jail right now.

      i'm pretty sure this is all going to blow over and george is gonna get his stuff back >_> sony just needs to lay off and realize things have changed in the 21st century as more and more people are getting into technology and machinery. just look at russia
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      I want this as a ringtone
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by coloradoxmfan View Post
      I want this as a ringtone
      I don't think it was that great
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by Th3_Amazing_Ath3ist View Post
      So you're basically saying you have no proof what so ever that the rk is copyrighted other than Sony got away with putting a restraining order on geohot.

      Now tell me this, out of those 14,397,555 ps3 owners how many know how to hack one?
      It is as easy to hack the PS3 as it is the iPhone. And walk into a Gamestop one day to see which console is faring better. The PS3 section has overtaken the Xbox section.
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      It is as easy to hack the PS3 as it is the iPhone. And walk into a Gamestop one day to see which console is faring better. The PS3 section has overtaken the Xbox section.
      How many people can hack an iphone? probably 1/3 of the population. Most people either just do not know how to hack their devices or just prefer them stock.

      and i bet ps3s are selling better now that they *can* be hacked.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Th3_Amazing_Ath3ist View Post
      How many people can hack an iphone? probably 1/3 of the population. Most people either just do not know how to hack their devices or just prefer them stock.

      and i bet ps3s are selling better now that they *can* be hacked.

      I've heard numbers that say less than 10% actually do it
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Th3_Amazing_Ath3ist View Post
      How many people can hack an iphone? probably 1/3 of the population. Most people either just do not know how to hack their devices or just prefer them stock.

      and i bet ps3s are selling better now that they *can* be hacked.
      The problem with your logic is that you are failing to consider the total quantities sold. There's been over 80 million iPads and iPhones sold (couldn't readily find the iPT #s), and while only 10% or so tend to be jailbroken, that's still over 8 million devices hacked!
    1. Cid6.7's Avatar
      Cid6.7 -
      Anyone else think hes startin to look like Eric of That 70's Show..lol
    1. lfc_'s Avatar
      lfc_ -
      He's asking for donations guys for the fight against Sony!
      legal trouble

      Lets help him out.
    1. pininfarina's Avatar
      pininfarina -
      ths is my opinion, since all of these electronics are manuactured in China, a communist ( actually a fascist) nation which we should not be doing any business with at all, and furthermore since that country has no labor laws nor intellectuall property laws, then these devices should be open season as if you were in China stealing their plans and selling it to third rate companies making duplicates and selling them under a different label.
      If theses corporations want the protections of the laws of the United States then they should be held to the same standards as the corporations who find it harder to compete by producing on USA soil. **** sony, NIke, apple and all the corporations who circumvent the law for quick and intense profit while basically killing the economy of the homeland that buys all their products.
      this court case should be held in CHINA. see if obama would sell out geo and extradite him to a foreign land.

      having said that, im glad there are people like geo who are smart enough to make millions yet also smart enough to feel responsibility to his fellow man and know that what goes on in China is Wrong. If you knew a fascist leader was killing people would we not feel justified in killing this leader for the good of their country? well this is economic warfare and slavery and Geo is using his mind instead of guns. GO GEO. wish i could help, but i dont enough funds to make a difference, nor the brains.
    1. Jeffwo's Avatar
      Jeffwo -
      Quote Originally Posted by pininfarina View Post
      ths is my opinion, since all of these electronics are manuactured in China, a communist ( actually a fascist) nation which we should not be doing any business with at all, and furthermore since that country has no labor laws nor intellectuall property laws, then these devices should be open season as if you were in China stealing their plans and selling it to third rate companies making duplicates and selling them under a different label.
      If theses corporations want the protections of the laws of the United States then they should be held to the same standards as the corporations who find it harder to compete by producing on USA soil. **** sony, NIke, apple and all the corporations who circumvent the law for quick and intense profit while basically killing the economy of the homeland that buys all their products.
      this court case should be held in CHINA. see if obama would sell out geo and extradite him to a foreign land.

      having said that, im glad there are people like geo who are smart enough to make millions yet also smart enough to feel responsibility to his fellow man and know that what goes on in China is Wrong. If you knew a fascist leader was killing people would we not feel justified in killing this leader for the good of their country? well this is economic warfare and slavery and Geo is using his mind instead of guns. GO GEO. wish i could help, but i dont enough funds to make a difference, nor the brains.
      Yawn...you should practice up on your punctuation.