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Sony Must Show It Has Jurisdiction To Sue PS3 Hacker

January 14th, 2011 01:05 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

RedEaredSlider writes “A California court today asked that Sony show it has jurisdiction over the hacker who publicized a ‘jailbreak’ for the PlayStation 3 console. Judge Susan Ilston, in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, said Sony has to show that George Hotz, a hacker who posted a method of ‘jailbreaking’ PS3 consoles, has some connection to California if Sony is to claim damages for his work on the PS3.” For his part, Geohot has moved quickly to fight back against Sony’s accusations. His legal team issued a statement (PDF), and also pointed out, “On the face of Sony’s Motion, a TRO serves no purpose in the present matter. The code necessary to ‘jailbreak’ the Sony Playstation computer is on the internet. That cat is not going back in the bag. Indeed, Sony’s own pleadings admit that the code necessary to jailbreak the Sony PlayStation computer is on the internet. Sony speaks of ‘closing the door,’ but the simple fact is that there is no door to close. The code sought to be restrained will always be a Google search away.”

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