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Originally Posted by ipod touch u if jailbreaking is legal in the US, why would it be possible for apple to persecute someone for making a jailbreak? they had no
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    Quote Originally Posted by ipod touch u View Post
    if jailbreaking is legal in the US, why would it be possible for apple to persecute someone for making a jailbreak? they had no intentions of causing piracy, its a known fact that piracy would be made easier on a jailbroken device. but why make it legal in the first place if you knew it was inevitable
    Exactly. Putting a restraining order on JB developers, and/or jailbreaking illegal based on the possibility of pirating is ridiculous.

    It'd be about like making hotrods illegal because people MIGHT drive carelessly in them breaking traffic laws. You cannot control what people do with the car, nor can you control what they do with jailbroken devices. The purpose of a hot rod is not to break the law, nor is the purpose of jailbreaking to promote piracy.

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    I own a jailbroken PS3 and NO I do not have pirated games on it!!!
    And Sony is just trying to crucify Geohot and make an example of him...

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    apple will probably hirer sonys lawyer

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    All this does is slow down the jailbreaking a tiny bit (minute maybe?), I am sure Geohot backed up his private data yet to be released at a location he can readily get to. Maybe this would piss him off and get him to release something before the deadline.

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    God dang you, California. You would side on Sony.
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!

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    george, if you read this i got ps3 youre welcome to have.
    its because of you and many other creative and intelligent people that im here in the first place.
    good luck to you.

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    Don't hack consoles, it ruins it for everyone else eg PSP piracy and hacks eventually led to less games for it and it died. PSP2 however is a whole new beast.

    PS3 hacks ruined MW2 online, soon other games will be ruined too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomeSlayer View Post
    God dang you, California. You would side on Sony.
    Quite funny how Cali is /SO/ lenient on most things that many states haven't even considered..... More or less approved. And they ruled in favor of Sony??? I'm beyond shocked!!!

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    So true

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    Quote Originally Posted by GellBrake'rrrr View Post
    Quite funny how Cali is /SO/ lenient on most things that many states haven't even considered..... More or less approved. And they ruled in favor of Sony??? I'm beyond shocked!!!
    Seriously! If geohot got caught shoplifting in Cali they'd give him a slap on the wrist and send him on his merry. But apparently hacking into something you actually paid for deserves a restraining order...how does that work?

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    Geohot should ping EFF , I would contribute.

    I am concerned about "...and fork over his computers to the PlayStation maker", this is crap no trial and the government , oh sorry Sony confiscates his computers. BS.

    Well I was looking at a new Sony TV , looks like LG will be getting my business.

    I think we should start a "boycott Sony campaign" .

    send Sony email letting them know you don't like their Gestapo tactics, cease and desist ok, confiscation is not.

    Sending them a copy of this.

    Update: no email Sony doesn't accept it according to their web site. So I guess I have to use snail mail:

    Sony Corporation of America
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    Quote Originally Posted by OleBayCrab View Post
    He had to go and pick a gaming system. They are considered CPU's. Geo needed to just stick with the smartphones. They are protected. Now he's SCREWED. SONY ain't gonna just take it. They have more lawyers, they will make his life miserable. The "intent" doesn't matter, its the end result that's got him in hot water.
    Dude, I just moved to L.A. from MD.. lived in the 'Dena near Glen Burnie. Saw your name and lol'ed. well done bro. well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
    Don't hack consoles, it ruins it for everyone else eg PSP piracy and hacks eventually led to less games for it and it died. PSP2 however is a whole new beast.

    PS3 hacks ruined MW2 online, soon other games will be ruined too.
    Game-hacking is different isn't it? Sorry, I don't own a PS3, but to me it sounds like he created a "jailbreak" which leads to piracy (in the exact same way it did for iProducts). I don't think it has anything to do with in-game hacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GellBrake'rrrr View Post
    Quite funny how Cali is /SO/ lenient on most things that many states haven't even considered..... More or less approved. And they ruled in favor of Sony??? I'm beyond shocked!!!
    I don't think Cali is necessarily lenient on /most/ things. What does this mean exactly? I don't get it. I mean, I guess they are lenient on pot, but not so much any other "drugs". They have very restrictive firearms laws, etc.

    I suppose you could say their court system is more liberal than some others but I don't see how this would translate into /lenient/

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    I feel sorry for him.

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    "Cult hero" is putting it mildly. "F'n genius" more like it.. as is the entire dev team. I never cared about the PS3 hacks but without Geo and people like him my iPhone would have been far less useful.

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    He is a legend with some epic hacks. I would help Geo in a sec if I could. I bet Geo is busy making back ups. I would also guess he will go magnet room on those hard drives!! Sorry Sony, u suck for this! When MW2 and Black Ops dropped at midnight their was a line down the road. Not 1 person had the ps3 version. Madden challenge 360 again. Not saying I hate ps3, just stating what I saw. I don't personally care for Sony much any more in fact I only buy Samsung tv's. I would also like to see if Sony's new phone can come anywhere close to an iPhone. Good luck Geo!! Don't let this stop what you do so well for us, we appreciate it!

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