SCEA wins war against PS3 hacker Geohot

After weeks of rapping, subpoenas, and angry tweets, it seems like the battle between George Hotz (Geohot) and Sony has finally ended. Sony posted on its blog this morning that their lawsuit against PS3 and iOS hacker Geohot, has been settled in federal court. Meaning that Hotz has agreed to a permanent injunction stopping him from ever publishing or distributing his PS3 hack again. This is a big win for Sony, as this could potentially stop any new hacking tools  from ever being published because of the hackers’ fear of a lawsuit by an giant, international company; and hopefully this doesn’t lead other companies (cough, Apple, cough) from going after people who hack the devices they make. Although Geohot has been forbade from distributing his hack, that hasn’t stopped the crowds of people who got their hands on it prior to the take-down, from doing it themselves.

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Ian Schwartz had written 137 articles for TEKNAMI

Hello, I'm Ian (eye-an) I was born in Recife, Brazil and raised in the fridge tundra of Minneapolis, MN USA. I graduated from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL with an AA in Audio Recording Production and Engineering. I love tech, always have since I was a little tot and what better way to know more then to tell everyone else about it also. So here is teknami (tech-nah-me) Tek for tech and nami is a derivative of namesake.