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Sony Issues DMCA Takedown Notices, PS3 Hackers Mirror Files


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190w ago - Update #2: Sony has now served [Register or Login to view links] with a DMCA takedown notice for PS3 hacking related repositories which have subsequently been removed.

Update: Now Sony is [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links], 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links]'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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Pillar6523's Avatar
#34 - Pillar6523 - 189w ago
This is why Sony sucks.

ragnar's Avatar
#33 - ragnar - 189w ago
Wow sony can actually do this? i'm amazed they can legally be allowed to to this. what a crock.

severusx's Avatar
#32 - severusx - 189w ago
Cool, I really like the site and would hate to see anything bad happen.

PS3 News's Avatar
#31 - PS3 News - 189w ago
We'll cross that bridge if/when we have to, but we've cooperated with Sony in the past removing files they don't like from the site so I imagine it wouldn't get to that point as long as we continue to comply with any C&D orders they send our way.

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#30 - severusx - 189w ago
I hate to be the alarmist type, but does PS3 News have a registration on a non-.com domain name? The reason I ask is that I have been reading articles about US Immigration and Customs Enforcement seizing domain names that they believe host infringing material.

They get a court order without opposition and take control of the domain, replacing the webpage with a copyright warning. It's called Operation In Our Sites. I would hate to see the site go down because of some overzealous ICE officials, especially since Sony is obviously pushing this issue very hard.

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