Sony Issues DMCA Takedown Notices, PS3 Hackers Mirror Files


168w ago - Update #2: Sony has now served Gitorious with a DMCA takedown notice for PS3 hacking related repositories which have subsequently been removed.

Update: Now Sony is targeting other PS3 hackers via YouTube and Twitter, as new documents reveal they also plan to subpoena PlayStation 3 hacking related Web sites.

Following legal action against GeoHot, today Sony has sent out DMCA takedown notices to sites hosting PlayStation 3 developer files including California-based Github, and as a result the PS3 hackers have now mirrored the removed files on Norway-based Gitorious.

Those seeking to read Sony's takedown notice can do so HERE, with the violation citing "Trafficking a device that circumvents effective access controls, and/or Trafficking a device that circumvents effective copyright protection measures."

The mirrored ps3keys, ps3tools, and lv2patcher PS3 GIT files are now posted HERE on Gitorious for the time being.

To quote from PSX-Scene (linked above): "First Professor Carnegie Mellon who had 'mirrored' geohot's original keys open door site, took his down to be on the 'safe' side of the action:

1/27/2011 Update: Judge Illston has granted the TRO against George Hotz despite the venue issue still being contested by Hotz's attorney. And I'm out of town. Since CMU has a west coast campus in California and is therefore subject to her jurisdiction, I have disabled my mirror until I can get back to Pittsburgh and look more closely at the current state of things.

Then early this morning DMCA takedowns started to get received by the various scene developers, first kmeaw, a good coder behind a working CFW, got one: kmeaw: I have just received a DMCA takedown notice

Next graf_chokolo, a now world-famous coder for his wonderful PS3 'decryption' skills, posted the following on Xorloser's Blog, that his GIT has been taken down by Sony:

graf_chokolo says: SONY took down my GIT repo :-) Who still needs my source code just email me and i will upload it for you :-) Still working on ENCDEC reversing :-) It's fun :-)

And recently KaKaRoToKS has tweet'ed that he also has gotten a DMCA notice: Looks like github has received DMCA takedown and my repository are now unavailable."

Finally, graf_chokolo posted the following warning to Sony on Xorloser's blog, to quote:

If SONY will continue like this i will upload my IDA database for HV and HV procs :-)

Here is a link to my payload: http://www.sendspace.com/file/64s8gh

No fear, jack :-) It just motivates me more to continue my reversing :-) It was just my public GIT repo, for making releases :-) Nothing lost :-)



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senopui's Avatar
#49 - senopui - 167w ago
Nuff said..



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#48 - PS3 News - 167w ago
OK I moved the update to this ongoing thread now... from this post forward, direct all Graf Chokolo PS3 Linux replies to the ongoing thread here, any below will be deleted: http://www.ps3news.com/forums/ps3-hacks/ps3-linux-back-firmware-3-41-graf-chokolo-117700.html

This thread will remain open to discuss the Sony DMCA takedowns below.

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#47 - barrybarryk - 167w ago
those documents suggest SCEA want to subpoena sites for information regarding those accounts with a hope to tie Hotz to california and find evidence against his motion to dismiss.

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#46 - SinnerShanky - 167w ago
From http://psx-scene.com/forums/733914-post1.html:
The latest round of PSX-SCENE's Wikileaks-esque court documents reveal that Sony is expanding it's case beyond Geohot to include other well-known PS3 hackers. They are planning to subpoena various internet sites, including PSX-SCENE, YouTube, Twitter, PayPal and Slashdot in an attempt to locate new defendants such as Cantero, Peter, Bushing, Segher, hermesEOL, kmeaw, Waninkoko, grafchokolo and kakaroto.

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#45 - daveshooter - 167w ago
Thanks for that quick update Barry, i was getting behind on the Linux idea, so this is great news, and now I can see my new powerPc, coming on an old spear PS3. wicked.













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