The above video goes away if you are logged in!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30
  1. #1
    Pirate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    7,654
    Likes
    376
    Liked 8,954 Times in 1,469 Posts
    Mentioned
    997 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Feedback Score
    7 (100%)
    Downloads
    318
    Uploads
    231

    Geohot Lawsuit Press Release

    The press release is out for Geohot's lawsuit, by his HPLawgroup, promising to fight Sony in this case. To quote:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2011 Law Firms defend Sony's Accusations against George Hotz

    San Francisco, California ? Today, attorneys Stewart Kellar and Yasha Heidari announced they intend to vigorously defend the baseless accusations asserted by Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (?Sony?) against Mr. George Hotz.

    ?Make no mistake,? Stewart Kellar, intellectual property attorney and e-ttorney at law? stated, ?this case is not about Sony attempting to protect its intellectual property or otherwise seek bona fide relief from the court. Rather, it's an attempt from Sony to send a message that any individual using Sony hardware in a way Sony does not deem appropriate will result in harsh legal consequences from a multi-billion dollar company, irrespective of any legal basis or authority for such action.?

    Sony recently filed suit against a number of individuals, including Mr. Hotz, a 21-year-old computer prodigy who is well-known for his accomplishments and innovations in the field of phone and computer development, such as for creating the ability to provide for iPhone interoperability between various cellular network carriers. Citing unfounded concerns and a dubious legal basis for jurisdiction, Sony seeks relief from the Court due to Mr. Hotz re-enabling core functionality of the Playstation 3.

    ?I think it is quite telling that Sony, who is legally required to provide notice to Mr. Hotz before seeking any special relief with the Court, decided to e-mail Mr. Hotz a copy of their motion at 7 p.m. when a hearing was scheduled for the next morning at 9 a.m. in California, while Mr. Hotz does not even live in California. Sony is seeking various unreasonable relief, such as seizing Mr. Hotz's personal property and computers. Luckily, the Court postponed the hearing,? said Yasha Heidari, Esq., managing partner at Heidari Power Law Group, LLC.

    Mr. Kellar added, ?This case not only has profound implications for the parties involved, but it also implicates core property rights for every consumer out there.? Recently in April of 2010, citing the fact that the Playstation 3's terms and conditions reserve the right to modify the PS3's settings and features, Sony inexplicably issued an ?upgrade? that removes the end user's ability to utilize the PS3's OtherOS functionality. Consumer familiar with the PS3 know that OtherOS is a powerful tool that is critical in allowing its users to utilize the PS3 as a personal computer. Sony had previously touted the PS3's OtherOS as a major selling point and feature that would receive Sony's continued support. Yet, despite this, Sony took the position that consumers must either choose to upgrade the PS3 to play newer game titles and lose OtherOS support, or ignore the update to keep OtherOS but be prohibited from playing newer titles.

    Mr. Heidari stated, ?While most companies issue firmware upgrades to increase a product's abilities over its life cycle, Sony has taken the unacceptable and draconian approach of decreasing the PS3's capabilities by actually destroying a core feature of the PS3. Imagine taking in your car for an oil change and having the manufacturer remove your car's air conditioner, radio, and half its horsepower because of fears that other hypothetical individuals might abuse their vehicles. It just doesn't make any sense, and it's a slap in the face to the consumers that put their support behind the product.? Mr. Kellar proclaimed, ?This case rests on Sony's misguided belief that it has the unfettered ability to control how consumers use the products they legitimately purchase.?

    Both attorneys agree that Sony's interpretation of the law is quite troubling. The attorneys state they hope the judge will deny Sony's motion, but regardless of how the judge rules, they fully intend to defend Mr. Hotz in this action, which has wide-spread implications for consumers globally.
    [VIA hplawgroup] - Thanks naruu for news tip!

  2. #2
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    16
    Likes
    2
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Feedback Score
    0
    Downloads
    54
    Uploads
    0
    wow, hopefully this all goes well for geohotz !

  3. #3
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    21
    Likes
    2
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Feedback Score
    0
    Downloads
    31
    Uploads
    0

    Backup

    So i take it ego hot wont be releasing his cfw with backup playabillity then lol , oh well annom will do it soon :-)

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    63
    Likes
    0
    Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Feedback Score
    0
    Downloads
    32
    Uploads
    0
    Sounds like these guys mean business! Sony has opened a can of worms here, and will likely end up regretting it.

    It's going to be great fun watching how this saga unfolds.

    Will they be forced to reenable Other OS? Will homebrew be made a legal consumer right on PS3 and potentially other consoles?

  5. #5
    Senior Member 2die4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Royston Vasey
    Posts
    1,382
    Likes
    167
    Liked 271 Times in 183 Posts
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Feedback Score
    0
    Downloads
    73
    Uploads
    0
    Sony are soooo stupid they should just release a light sdk that dosnt enable backup managers etc but allows other things like emulators and allow people to make homebrew and then add a homebrew section to the ps3 store and take a slice of the profit look at Apple

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    131
    Likes
    7
    Liked 13 Times in 13 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Feedback Score
    0
    Downloads
    53
    Uploads
    0
    Who cares geohot is an attention seeking ahole. Hes loveing all this attention
    faleoverflow ftw there not getting all the attention because they choose not to.even tho i say it was them that done all the hard work geohot just piggybacked. Hopefully he gets what he needs to bring his ego down a step

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    68
    Likes
    2
    Liked 16 Times in 13 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Feedback Score
    0
    Downloads
    29
    Uploads
    0
    Why don't these Lawyers take this one step further, and on behalf of Geo, his Co defendant's and the consumer in general issue a counter claim against Sony for the removal of the Other O/S function....

    It is clear by this press release they intend using this fact as part of the defence anyway, and I'm sure Geo would be willing as his main reason for adjusting the O/S in the first place was to try and give us back this option...

    As I brought my PS3 after the removal it's not something that I miss, but for all those people who brought the other O/S machines only to have it taken away is a bit of a kick in the teeth...I have always felt that they should be entitled to a part refund....

    A friend told me that Sony was at one point giving part refunds to those who asked, although this was not common knowledge, if this is true Sony would surely lose a defence as they already agreed to refund those who made a request....

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    972
    Likes
    72
    Liked 497 Times in 261 Posts
    Mentioned
    51 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Feedback Score
    0
    Downloads
    22
    Uploads
    0
    geohot never intended to release a cfw which would enable backups, he said this repeatedly. Sony do not need to re-enable otheros, it was a part of the agreement people were forced to accept.

    Sony are just making a last grab for power cos the key to sign packages is out, anyone can create anything they want and the ps3 will run it. This most likely is killing their profits as they most likely charge publishers quite a bit to use the signature on their games so the ps3 will run it. I bet now publishers are demanding Sony to reduce the cost to use the signature due to the fact the ps3 can now be properly hacked.

    Hope geohot counter-sues for false charges, planting evidence, abuse of the justice system, defamation of his name and character, is there anything else we can add to the list?

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    159
    Likes
    7
    Liked 16 Times in 7 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Feedback Score
    0
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    0
    Geohot is going to be ok after this. He's is going to beat Sony with he's lawyers. And i think that he's going to win this court.
    Best CFW Creators:
    Kakaroto l Evilnat l GeoHot

  10. #10
    Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    11
    Likes
    2
    Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Feedback Score
    0
    Downloads
    17
    Uploads
    0

    Smile Devs want LINUX on POWERPC as POWRPC

    I hope we all want linux feature back on ps3 with the blocked SPU unblocked off the CELL(R)...
    Geo's main intention was to get LINUX feature back on PS3 not allowing PIRACY as he stated G4 talk show. But ofcourse as a dev when he found out more early last year on HV, ISOLDR etc. he wanted to come up with some sort of cfW (not exactly cfw allow to play **** copy games!) on ofw that will allow us to run linux regardless future fw updates.

    Don't worry... Geo... keep up the work.. nothing SONY can do to you.
    "The more you become QUIETER, the more you will be able to HEAR"

    If anyone needs help on xbox360, ps3 mod please PM me

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Bookmarks

Bookmarks
  • Submit to Digg Digg
  • Submit to del.icio.us del.icio.us
  • Submit to StumbleUpon StumbleUpon
  • Submit to Google Google

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •