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Sony Gets Temporary Restraining Order Against PlayStation 3 Hackers

by Jeff Mattas, Jan 28, 2011 2:00pm PST
Related Topics – PlayStation 3, Legal, lawsuit

The next chapter in the PlayStation 3 jailbreak fiasco continues. The US District Court for the Northern District of California has decided that Sony's DMCA lawsuit, inspired by the recent jailbreak of the PlayStation 3, will go forward in California courts. (via PSX-Scene)

Additionally, the court has granted Sony a temporary restraining order against hacker George Hotz (Geohot) and the group fail0verflow, prohibiting them from hacking PlayStation hardware and distributing anything related to recent PlayStation 3 firmware hack, or helping other to do the same. Hotz and fail0verflow have also been instructed to relinquish any computers or storage devices used to create the hack to Sony's lawyers.

While this could be viewed as a net win for Sony, it doesn't do anything to put the proverbial toothpaste back in the tube. After all, the PS3 jailbreak is still available from numerous locations on the Internet.




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