Sony Takes Legal Action Against Infamous PS3 Hacker GeoHot

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170w ago - Update #5: According to ArsTechnica via Groklaw, GeoHot and Sony now share same charge as a result of a PS3 OtherOS class-action lawsuit.

To quote: "One of Sony's defenses is rather interesting, as the company claims that it had no way of knowing gamers who bought the hardware would want to use these functions for the life of the system, and the multiple warranties and Terms of Service all said that Sony had the right to remove functions from the hardware."

Update #4: The latest documents reveal Judge Susan Illston has denied Sony's request for expedited discovery, essentially meaning Sony can't send out the subpoenas to other PS3 hackers mentioned previously, however, Wired reports Sony is now preparing to inspect GeoHot's hard drive.

Update #3: GeoHot...
 

Sony Takes Legal Action Against Swedish PS JailBreak Sellers

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188w ago - According to the PS3 JailBreak Info Centre (linked above) via Swedish site IDG.se, Sony has now taken legal action against Swedish PS JailBreak sellers.

This news comes as no surprise after Sony won an injunction against Australian resellers and subsequently filed suit against a US reseller.

To quote: "Sony's lawyers have sued Manzzon, Rejoy and WeChip and those stores has now removed the product from their shops.

When checking the list of Authorized Dealers on PSJailbreak.com, you can now see that only 16 of the 26 listed shops actually sell the product."
 

PS3 Slim Photos Spark Legal Action from Taiwanese Law Firm

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256w ago - Typically, the "Big Three" console makers -Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony- decline to comment when purported photos of new hardware designs are leaked.

That wasn't the case last week, when Sony Computer Entertainment Europe flatly dismissed what looked like snapshots of a new 120GB slimline PlayStation 3.

"We currently don't have any plans for a redesigned PS3," a rep told UK outlet CVG, appearing to put a stake in the heart of the matter.

However, all that changed this week when the Taiwanese law firm of Li Mo and Associates sent out letters to various gaming outlets demanding that photos of the PS3 Slimline be removed forthwith.

Sent on behalf of an unnamed client, the letter contains language that suggests the photos may be authentic and not a knockoff console like the much-mocked Vii.

The letter contains the following text:

"Dear Sirs,

As appointed by our client, we hereby inform you that the Web pages on your Web site (as attached hereto) contain some of our client's confidential documents and photos, which were highly possibly illegally released and posted.

We are investigating this violation and will bring all necessary...
 

Sony Takes Legal Action Against Datel for PSP Lite Blue Tool

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274w ago - Just under two months ago Datel announced that the PSP-3000 was hacked via Service Mode using a device known as their Lite Blue Tool.

However, Sony Europe is now taking legal action against Datel for their much-hyped PSP 'Lite Blue Tool' Battery.

Datel notes that they "will inform customers about availability of this product when this situation has been resolved" so perhaps it will eventually hit the market.

Currently, the new 'alternative' is known as the Max Power Digital, which will put the PSP-2000 in Service Mode and serve only as a battery replacement for the PSP-3000.
 







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