Geohot order to relenquish hard drive in Sony court case

Posted By | On 11th, Feb. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith

Having been ordered to give his hard drive up to Sony a month ago in court George Hotz or Geohot, infamous PS3 hacker, requested for the order to be reconsidered. The reconsideration is now over and the ruling remains the same.

District judge Susan Illston told Hotz’s lawyer that “here, I find probable cause that your client has got these things on his computer,” she said. “It’s a problem when more than one thing is kept on the computer. I’ll make sure the order is and will be that Sony is only entitled to isolate … the information on the computer that relates to the hacking of the PlayStation.”

Thanks to CVG for the info.

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  • Thatruth86

    Sucks for this man but it maybe good for publicity for him.. And I’m sure he meant no harm to sony but hey it is what it is..

    • aquaman22

      no harm?? hmmm what comes out of hacking any software?? any good?? Dude this guy JUST opened the flood gates for MILLIONS of ps3 users to just hack and download pirated games. reason we have somany great exclusives is because ps3 could not be pirated and ps3 devs were rewarded for their hard work. What’s the incentive now?? just 3 days ago or so KZ3 was leaked to the net, this is the FIRST of many to come, and its unfortunate for the people that spent countless hours, days, weeks, months, and years developing games for US TO ENJOY. I think its really messed up.

    • Thatruth86

      Yes no harm wth we’ll all live to see the light of day .. Just bc he hacked why would it be a crime he payed for the product shit i wish i knew how find other means of usage for products .. But they should give the man job lol have to give him his credit when needed sony just felt threatened and knew what it was good luck to that man idc what else u have to say blahh

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  • Bone_Apart216

    Think this kind of thing was inevitable. Kind of happens to any good thing, someone tries to figure how they can get something free out of it.
    Personally, if he just kept the code himself I wouldn’t have cared too much, and think he kind of deserved to have it for the work he put into finding it. But he sent the thing out for any idiot to download and install…….

    • aquaman22

      I second that, if he would of kept it to himself, or gone to sony and said “hey i cracked your code” what happens now?? I’m sure sony would have given him an incentive to keep it a secret or just to forget about it in any case. But no, he’s gotta do the douchebag thing and put it on the net, i really hope he gets what’s coming to him. I know he thinks he’s really cool for doing this, but he’s taking away from people who do this type of work for a living, who have families, mortgages. I hate to sound corny but it’s true. Aqua Out it’s just not right.

  • noxtics

    There might have been someway he could have worked with sony and maybe even gotten employment out of this had it been handled differently. I think they would have been very greatful and worked with him to develop better protection for the system.

    The result of the hack is going to hurt sales of games a lot i am sure.

    • Thatruth86

      Yea thats what ii was thinking but noo sony wanted to do it the hard way lol … N results of the not really a hack he cracked the code so y call it a hack hmm think about it … and sales wont be affected in this case but u cant play pirated games with what he did so people are like going ham for no reason ..


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