Court Grants Sony\'s Temporary Restraining Order Against Geohot

Court Grants Sony\'s Temporary Restraining Order Against Geohot

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The United States District Court of California has granted Sony's request for a Temporary Restraining Order and Order of Impoundment against Geohot over the PS3 jailbreak.

Having considered all the papers and arguments, the Court finds that SCEA has shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its claims for violation of the DMCA and CFAA, and that it will suffer irreparable harm unless Defeendant Hotz's violations are enjoined. The Court also finds that a Temporary Restraining Order and Order of Impoundment are necessary to prevent immediate and irreparable injury to SCEA before the hearing on the Order to Show Cause regarding the preliminary injunction can take place, and to preserve the status quo. The Court further finds that the balance of equity and interests of justice support granting such relief.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently addressed the matter. "That [Sony] can silence speech that reveals security flaws using the DMCA and that the mere fact of a terms of use somewhere gives a company permanent and total control over what you do with a device under pain of criminal punishment — are both sweeping and frightening". Its more than a little concerning that the United States Court is upholding Sony's actions.

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Court Grants Sony\'s Temporary Restraining Order Against Geohot

Gurkha - January 29, 2011 at 6:17am
I sell and install AV systems. Sony is officially of my suggested items list.
don\'t buy sony - January 28, 2011 at 2:29am
Well, sony wants their customers to be stupid, without education, knowledges, so they can\'t harm their hardware. If you match this profile, go buy sony. There are so many other brands with better products, even cheaper, why to buy sony\'s shit?
ANNON - January 28, 2011 at 11:03am
@MARK BENSON YOU ARE FULL OF SHIT SO PISS OFF U BASTARD
NANCY - January 28, 2011 at 11:05am
are u serious no more unlocks or jail breaks o my godddddd dont tell me that im stuck with my iphone cus i upgraded now its locke and i lost my jail brreak so what to do now guys guys helpppppppp
JASON - January 28, 2011 at 11:09am
NANCY DONT LISTEN THAT GUY IS A DUMB DICK ALWAYS CAUSING PROBLEMS HEREJUST WAIT NANCY SOON ULL HAVE AN UNLOCK THERE ARE MORE PEOLE THAN JUST GEO OR DEV TEAM THERE ARE AT LEAST 5 OTHERS THAT I KNOW
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