GeoHot vs. Sony

Wired is reporting that a judge has granted Sony access to see the IP addresses of all visitors to George Hotz's website (click at your own risk, I suppose) since January of 2009.

Hotz (aka GeoHot) initially drew attention in 2007 for jailbreaking the iPhone. In 2009, he moved on to the PS3 and by early 2010 had succeeding in hacking it.

Sony has also won subpeonas for data from Google, YouTube, and Hotz’s Twitter account.

(see Hotz’s wikipedia entry for an overview of his iOS and PS3 hacks)

  1. Back when I was a kid, I’m ashamed to say that I used to occasionally hold my younger brother’s hand and make him punch himself in the face with it (not hard – just for comedy value. Kids are evil).

    “Stop punching yourself!” I’d say as I did it, “Stop punching yourself!”

    I don’t know why, but Sony’s behaviour over the whole PS3 hacking thing reminds me of that. Except no one seems to be holding their hand and making them do it.

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