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Sony Officially Sues Geohot and fail0verflow for PlayStation 3 Jailbreak

Written on January 13, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Sony bares its fangs as it officially charges copyright infringement lawsuit against PlayStation 3 jailbreakers Geohot and fail0verflow.

Sony finally got the message when a Temporary Restraining Order won’t be enough to stop jailbreakers from hacking the PlayStation 3. And now they’re landing one of their trumph cards as they officially and legally file a complaint against jailbreak superstars Geohot and fail0verflow for copyright infringement.

The full legal document is over 40 pages long. But in a nutshell, Sony’s charging the hackers for copyright issues and are asking the court to halt the hackers’ operation over the internet and to confiscate all hardware and software that contain the jailbreak code. On top of that, they’re asking for damage fees, but as to how much, it doesn’t say. There are no statements yet from Geohot and fail0verflow.

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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 “Geohot” Hotz, hacking group fail0verflow (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 jailbreak 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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