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Sony Demands YouTube Reveal Personal Info From PS3 Jailbreak Video

Sony Demands YouTube Reveal Personal Info From PS3 Jailbreak Video

Posted February 8, 2011 at 5:18pm by iClarified
Sony is demanding that YouTube surrender the personal information of those who viewed Geohot's PS3 jailbreak video on a private page, according to Wired.

The company is demanding that a federal judge order Google to surrender the IP addresses and other identifying information (.pdf) of those who have viewed or commented about the jailbreak video on a private YouTube page. The game maker is also demanding that Twitter provide the identities of a host of hackers who first unveiled a limited version of the hack in December. A hearing is tentatively set for Wednesday. Sony filed its documents about 7:30 p.m. PST on Friday.

In what has widely been described as an outrageous and frightening case, Sony has sued Geohot for jailbreaking the PS3. The Electronic Frontier Foundation notes that Sony claims it has rights in the computer it sells you even after you buy it, and therefore can decide whether your tinkering with that computer is legal or not. The U.S. Copyright Office has exempted cell phone jailbreaking from being covered by the DMCA; however, the PS3 and other gaming consoles have yet to be exempted.

Geohot has recently posted a Motion to Dismiss which is set for hearing on March 11th.

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Steve Jobless
Steve Jobless - February 11, 2011 at 5:54pm
The Streisand effect it's called now Sony Effect ( Sony Deffect it's also accepted), just read here "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect". I wish that Geohot had an official donation link, where people can send him money, so he can get an army of good lawyers, and beat the greedy Sony.
AV Installer
AV Installer - February 10, 2011 at 7:42am
I install AV systems for a living. Sony is not on my products list, and will never be. Samsung TV's far superior. Sony is more hype than product delivery.
PReaper - February 9, 2011 at 3:31am
I say that everyone should check out the video so they will have a shit load of IP's to check.. Especially us who don't even own a PS3 should log our IP there =P
Jeremy - February 9, 2011 at 1:31am
Hey Sony! I think you should check into this IP... I hear that they are a gold mine!!!
Joe Cole
Joe Cole - February 8, 2011 at 11:57pm
Sony should simply chill out and just be. This whole absurd fiasco is sounding like some bigwig at Sony has a personal beef with Geohot. I'd rather they complimented him for the hack, boosting sales, etc instead of accusing him of a non-issue hack.
ilaz hoxha
ilaz hoxha - February 8, 2011 at 10:27pm
geohot men with working for the google android kshtu also can not beat neither Apple nor PS3 ifinacur he is from the destruction of android apple iphone kshtu we gjykat mas ika feature google android geohot is very clever;)
famleon - February 8, 2011 at 9:46pm
I will not buy sony again... BOICOT!!!!
Sony - February 8, 2011 at 8:20pm
That's it! Here I come, the next update I'm gonna release will remove your ability to watch Blu-Rays unless you buy the Blu-Ray app or become a PS+ member. Hahahaha.
Moz - February 8, 2011 at 8:01pm
I have a jailbroken ps3 and I'm about to do another one while I'm @ work! I have over $500 worth of games I downloaded for free! Come and get me!!!! Hahahaha
Jun - February 8, 2011 at 7:00pm
No one comment here or they are gonna get us all!!!!!
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