Court Orders Geohot to Hand over His PC’s Hard Drive to Sony: A Twist in Sony-Geohot Legal War
The breaking story of Sony’s lawsuit against Geohot on jailbreaking issues gets a new twist by the news beaked by our friends at Wired. The recent report by wired reads that the U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ordered Geohot to provide his PC’s hard drive to Sony with all the stuff stored in it. The interesting story began when 21 years old famous hacker Geohot (George Hotz- the name by birth) productively managed to hack Sony’s PlayStation 3 and made his jailbreaking tool available on line for the world. It flamed Sony and he fired a lawsuit against the jailbreaker Geohot to teach him some lessons out of ‘Copy Right’ chapter.
The Geohot’s attorney, Stewart Kellar tried his best to get some relaxsations for his young client but it seems that his efforts were not much so convincing to melt the ice frozen on the judge’s heart;
Here, I find probable cause that your client has got these things on his computer,” she said. “It’s a problem when more than one thing is kept on the computer. I’ll make sure the order is and will be that Sony is only entitled to isolate … the information on the computer that relates to the hacking of the PlayStation.
Yet, nobody is aware of the Sony’s next actions and Sony’s motivation for getting the hard drive of Geohot’s PC. We are not sure but have a clue; Sony is looking into the files stored on computer hard drive related to its firmware and codes. We think once Sony completes its mission, the court will order its staff to completely delete these corrosive files. And what about Geohot? He might suffer to pay the compensation to Sony with a assurance to not do so again in future; the future of hacking & jailbreaking looks dark….. at present.