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Thread: Sony Granted Permission to Subpoena Log of IP Addresses That Visited Geohot's Website

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    The saga of Geohot continues. This week Federal Magistrate Joseph Spero officially authorized Sony to subpoena Geohot's web provider to secure the official log of IP addresses that visited between January 2009 and today.

    The reason given for the controversial decision to give Sony access to the log is that the data will provide an accurate picture of the extent to which the defendant distributed jailbreak files. Additionally, the information will help determine whether Sony should sue George "Geohot" Hotz in New Jersey or San Francisco. NJ is Geohot's home state, but Sony contends that San Francisco is where the files were most downloaded.

    Compounding the situation further is the reference in court documents to Sony's desire to similarly obtain any and all tweets that Geohot released with regard to his PS3 hack. Sony also wants user information on the individuals that posted comments on Geohot's blog as well those who viewed his video on YouTube, which demonstrated jailbreak tools in use.

    At this time, it doesn't appear that Sony is aiming to cast a wide net and seek legal action against everyone who used Geohot's jailbreak. Rather, Sony is arguing that it simply wants to know how far and how deep the "damage" goes. Of course, this is merely what Sony is saying at the moment. Ultimately, it isn't known just how many people could be targeted by the consumer electronics giant in their ongoing quest to scare the living daylights out of jailbreakers everywhere.

    Source: CNET

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    This is depressing news

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    And I thought apple was a control freak... Go Geohot Go :/

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    This is bad news for sure
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    This is going too far. What's next? Sony should ban jailbreakers from psn and that's it. Why pursue this any deeper? **** I hate Sony

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    Considering how poorly the ps3 has done against other gaming consoles, I think Sony should focus its efforts elsewhere. Apple went up against Jailbreakers and lost so it stands to reason that Sony won't fare any better.

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    Damn....sad news!!!

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    Wow, I can't even imagine how many people visited from 09 to present. They are total dicks for what they're doing.

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    gotta be close to a million people if not more ?

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    I can see jailbreaking the psx3 device for add on's, functionality to give a little more control, but when it comes to piracy that is a total no-no!

    The whole thing will wash-up and geohot will get a job with some computer firm making security tougher... we have seen this before.

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    Default hack the suits!!!
    I dont know about yuu guys but I have never been more motivated to hack my ps3. last year jailbreaqking was decalred legall this year they suponea any one who has gone to his website to look in to it?

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    Where is Sony going with this? Spend millions of dollars on this when they can spend it on product research and development. There will be a new wave of jailbreaker.

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    So i visited website after GeoHot asked for help with lawyers to read his "plea", is my IP gonna be on the list too?
    What next? They will ask for a list of people who actually downloaded the hack (names, addresses etc.)?
    Freedom and democracy, you have it USA... (and the rest of the world too obviously).

    Fook you SONY!

    P.S. I'm staring at my SONY LCD TV and thinking why in the damn hell have i supported these morons buying it. Facepalm.

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    Hope Sony don't come after iPhone jailbreakers. That would not be fun

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    I am not usually like this but no more Sony products or items in my house! This is completely uncalled for....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabisnit View Post
    Hope Sony don't come after iPhone jailbreakers. That would not be fun
    Holy crap!! did sony start making the iPhone? YDI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabisnit View Post
    Hope Sony don't come after iPhone jailbreakers. That would not be fun
    What?!?!?! That makes no sense!!!

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    Right- I hope Sony doesn't come after me for jailbreaking my iPhones (legally). Actually, I don't think I have anything made by Sony in the house- stopped buying the brand after my last Sony TV died at 3 years of age. Oh, wait, I still have an old DVD player that I don't use in my garage (BD all the way now). Hope they don't come after me for that!!!!

    Part of the problem is that not many people who hacked their Sony boxes did it to change the gui. They had other things in mind (don't flame me!!!). Phones are a different story. My gui is totally hacked, but every app on it is legit. My Wii is stock, I couldn't see any reason to hack it (well, I could, but I'm not gonna). Sony is trying to protect its investment, even if it is acting like a bully. You can't bring your own popcorn into the movie theater because the theater makes its money selling popcorn (the movie is a loss leader). Video game consoles are the same. It's all about the games. I hope Sony calms down, but the reality is that, if it doesn't sell its games, it goes broke in the gaming area.

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    Man this is worse than the guy that had the stolen iPhone 4

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