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Sony Files Temporary Restraining Order Against PlayStation 3 Jailbreakers Geohot and fail0verflow

Written on January 12, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Jailbreakers are finally cracking the PlayStation 3 wide open. But looks like Sony's not going down without a fight.

Sony has had enough of jailbreakers (again) for the PlayStation 3, and now they’re exerting all their efforts in filing a temporary restraining order against the hackers to stop the piracy of the said console. In an earlier report, sources say that George “” Hotz, hacking group (Hector Cantero, Sven Peter, “Bushing,” and “Segher”, along with other regular people attempting to hack the PS3 will be sued for their actions against the gaming giant. Should the legal action push through, the hackers will be facing violations ranging from the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and several more copyright infringements. However, recent reports state that Sony is only filing a temporary restraining order that will remove the out of the internet and probably a confiscation of computers and any related media.

Sony has been pretty impressive in protecting the PlayStation 3 against piracy. However, recent legal actions seem to be a sign that the company is slowly losing to the jailbreakers.

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