PS3 hacker George Hotz has been ordered to hand over his computers as part of a temporary restraining order.
Sony has been granted a temporary restraining order against the PS3 hacker which will prevent him from publishing any more information about his hack online. As a part of the agreement, 21-year-old George Hotz must also hand over all of his computers and hard drives.
The Register cites U.S. District Judge Susan Illston of San Francisco who said Sony supplied substantial evidence showing the hack constituted a DMCA violation. Judge Illston also said that Sony was likely to “suffer irreparable harm” if the hacking continued.
The ruling comes as a disappointment to those who support Hotz, especially considering initial skepticism that the case could even be pursued in a California court because Hotz himself is from New Jersey.
Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:10 PM
Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:11 PM
Edited by RoosterCogburn, 31 January 2011 - 07:11 PM.
Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:34 PM
If you pay 300 dollars for something, you should be able to do w/e the f*ck you want with it
Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:04 PM
Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:17 PM
just send him a e-mail or something...thats what Comcast does to me for © infringment
As far as taking his PCs I am not so sure it needed to go that far.
all joking aside...i would look it up but im not...laziness. but the type of hacking he was doing could weigh in pretty heavy. if he was bypassing security checks to run copied games then maybe. but finding a loophole to ,say, play homebrew games/apps shouldn't have a need to confiscate PC's/harddrives. but someone had to be the guinnea pig to be made an example of.
Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:32 PM
Check him out for yourself. Most people on here have probably used something he created/hacked.