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Originally Posted by AnthonyGiola Thats the point though. The private key he "leaked" isn't copyrighted. You cannot copyright a string of characters. Hes basically getting sued because he pissed Sony...
02-20-2011, 09:14 PM #81
As to the other guy who responded to the post i qouted-
bypassing that code allows copyrighted material to be accessed-but geohot isnt redistributing copyrighted material.
02-20-2011, 09:19 PM #82
Ummm. The ps3 itself is a tool for piracy... without any mods/cfw.. you can copy/rip a cd to your ps3. Borrow a cd from your friend and rip away. Hmmm, but nothing wrong with that?There is no reason to do something anonymously if it is believed to be legal and it will benefit our rights.
02-20-2011, 09:35 PM #83
02-20-2011, 09:43 PM #84
This hack will exist indefinitely on the PS3. Being blocked on PSN will happen but every single PS3 made since it's launch until the last one made will be hackable. Now that is Sonys fault for not creating their private key correctly.
02-20-2011, 09:46 PM #85
The hack will be embedded into their CDs. Which will be checked on the systems firmware side. If the check can be removed on the firmware side then yes, you are correct. Another downfall?...there is talk of a maximum 5 lifetime installs per cd.
02-20-2011, 09:54 PM #86
I know he also hacks the iPhone, but this isn't a PS3 fanboy site. Lets not make it oneName? whereswaldo
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02-20-2011, 10:03 PM #87
Honestly, if you are a grown man that is THAT bothered by the antics of another grown man, you really need to enjoy life away from your computer.
Who gives a **** whether you "like" him as a person? The question is whether you agree with him under these circumstances.
02-20-2011, 10:07 PM #88
:-\ and igaf because..????
02-20-2011, 10:15 PM #89
Btw. Sony's premise is like a Dell telling us that we can't program computers we buy from Dell and that we can only use "Dell Approved" software. ha. That is the same thing, see? Dell could certainly start this at anytime and then let's see how they enforce it. They'll then find a Geo to pick on to enforce their unreasonable dictates.
Go get your team Geo! You're getting the cash!
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Total: $xx.00 USD
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02-20-2011, 10:17 PM #90
Sold my PSP first version (Firmware 1.50) on eBay, games and everything and donated $100.00 no more PSXs for me.Drive Safe with Trapster
02-20-2011, 10:20 PM #91
02-20-2011, 10:25 PM #92
Though I get the cause, but after that video of him rapping, I didn't want to. Though I wouldnt have anyways, I just looked at this and then donated to a better cause, because I think there are people that need the money more than this, there are people who cant afford ps3's or iphones like I or we can. So I want to help those people out, I think I did the right thing?Username is 3GS, but theres stuff past that:
02-20-2011, 10:26 PM #93
I agree with him wanting to take sony down, but honestly he should have kept his head down on this one. We all know who Geohot is. What he looks like; hell, even his real name. That's not how you're supposed to do it. MuscleNerd, Comex, no one knows who they are in real life. I'm not saying that a company as powerful as Apple couldn't figure it out, but still. He is so open about the hacking he does, always taking credit for it because he wants the fame. He was the orchestrator of his own downfall.
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02-20-2011, 10:34 PM #95
Drive Safe with Trapster
02-20-2011, 10:39 PM #96
$50 coming your way, **** sony, here in aus its legal to modify a device in what way you want after purchase, so good.Hit the thanks button if i helped in anyway
02-20-2011, 10:53 PM #97
We people are really selfish, and I or anyone else are not exceptions, Geohot can afford an iPhone and a PS3, or else he wouldnt have one, he has the money, or atleast more than other people.Username is 3GS, but theres stuff past that:
02-20-2011, 11:04 PM #98
02-21-2011, 12:17 AM #99
Sony sued Lik Sang out of existence. Geohot knew that he was kicking a hornets' nest and now he's upset about getting stung. He may have become complacent because Apple has been a rather good sport (even going so far as referring to it as a "cat and mouse game") about their products being hacked, but Sony is clearly not Apple.
While hacking the PS3 does enable homebrew, it will most likely just be used for emulators (which are almost always used with pirated ROMs) and pirated commercial games. The software carrier unlock and alternate app stores (Cydia and Rock) for the iPhone went a long way towards proving "substantial non-infringing uses" available via jailbreaking. It's going to be a lot harder to prove that a PS3 jailbreak serves any purpose other than enabling piracy.
This leaves geohot in a not-so-enviable position and while I wish him the best of luck, he did bring this upon himself. I see no reason to donate to him - if he didn't have the resources to fight this battle, he should've exercised better judgment.
02-21-2011, 12:37 AM #100Perspective on Bigger Picture
This is on page 7, so it probably won't get much of a read, but I felt compelled to express my thoughts on this- bear in mind, this is simply my opinion, you are certainly entitled to your own...
1. Geo is or isn't an @ss <-- Not relevant
2. Geo should have acted anonymously <-- Not relevant
3. Geo has/doesn't have some money <-- Not relevant
4. Geo deserves a fair trial whose outcome will probably affect us all <-- HIGHLY RELEVANT.
This is basically what this boils down to- Geo has been sued by a large corporate entity with virtually limitless legal resources and finances. On his own, he has no chance to mount a legal defense that would be on a par with that brought to bear by the likes of Sony. In the US, everyone is supposed to have the right to a fair trial -where a judge, and/or jury, will decide the outcome and who's ultimately right or wrong.
But as has been proven time and again, those with limitless money can ultimately crush those without, simply by tying it up in court until the little guy is bankrupt. Without financial resources, there wont BE a fair trial, and OUR rights can ultimately be affected by the outcome.
If you have previously purchased a Sony product, you have contributed to Sony's war chest (I certainly have). If you have EVER jail-broken anything, you have benefited from Geo's work. Help Geo help you AGAIN, by donating whatever you can to OUR defense. WE deserve a fair day in court, and then let the chips fall where they may.
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