Sony Files Lawsuits against Geohot & Failoverflow Over PS3 Jailbreak
Sony finally pulls Geohot (aka George Hotz) & failoverflow into court by filing a lawsuits against the both famous hackers of our times over their combined exploits and jailbreak tools for hacking their PlayStaion 3, a few days later.
Here is a manuscript of the lawsuits that describes;
Defendants George Hotz, “Bushing,” Hector Cantero, Sven Peter and “Segher”
(collectively, “Defendants”) are computer hackers. Working individually and in concert with one another, Defendants recently bypassed effective technological protection measures (“TPMs”) employed by plaintiff Sony Computer Entertainment America LLP (“SCEA”) in its proprietary PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (“PS3 System”). Through the Internet, Defendants are distributing software, tools and instructions (collectively, “Circumvention Devices”) that circumvent the TPMs in the PS3 System and facilitate the counterfeiting of video games. Already, pirated video games are being packaged and distributed with these circumvention devices. Declaration of Ryan T. Bricker In Support of Ex Parte Motion for Temporary Restraining Order And Order To Show Cause Re Preliminary Injunction; Order for Impoundment (“Bricker Decl.”) ¶2, Exh. A. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65 and Local Rules 65-1 and 7-10, SCEA moves ex parte to put an immediate halt to the ongoing distribution of these illegal Circumvention Devices and avoid
irreparable harm to SCEA and to other video game software developers stemming from video game piracy.
So let’s see what the court decides over this PS3 jailbreak matter? However it should be kept in mind that the jaibreaking, unlocking and rooting of iOS Apple and Android devices is absolutely legal in the United States under DMCA rules and regulations exposed in July, 2010. You can also read my comprehensive article on this issue posted on Hubpages right now, to have a better understanding about the Jaibreaking, hacking, unlocking and rooting techniques for iOS and Android gadgets and their legitimacy. The DMCA lets the individuals to jailbreak iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android or such type of other devices if it is done for educational purpose without affecting the Piracy Laws.