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Geohot hires a 'sh*t hot' lawyer, won a case against RIAA

It looks like Geohot's legal defence is in good hands. He has hired a lawyer from Ettorney Law that has previously won big cases against the RIAA and MPAA.

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norman292832d ago

Well if this lawyer looks anything like the guy in the pic i can only hope for good things......

/s

Kevin ButIer2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

Who cares...

Sony has Mr Kevin Butler as VP, Legal Stuff and jerks detention

Man we are unstopableee!

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Cerberus21252832d ago

Amen Turkish,A Thief is the lowest lifeforms in the Universe,along with murderers and pedophiles.

JD_Shadow2831d ago

Yeah, you're just trolling there.

Dee_912831d ago

sony should just let KB give a speech

after that speech i bet geohots would get sent to guantanamo bay

SonyWarrior2831d ago

I hope geohot wins this, as much as im a sony fan boy its his right to mod it how ever he wants.

N311V2831d ago

@SonyWarrior

I agree he can mod his console however he likes, problem is he is enabling many others to do so. Hacking Sony's piracy defense mechanisms is a direct breach of the Digital Media Copyright Act (DMCA). If he didn't want another 15 minutes of fame he'd be fine, this time however I think he is in deep shit.

Spydiggity2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

"Fuck Geohot, I hope he gets assraped in the jail!"

and this moron has twice as many agrees as disagrees. does anybody else notice that if you combined nintendo, xbox, and PC's fanboys you wouldn't have 1% of the butthurt people crying about piracy. the sony crew is a mess, and you people are the most sad, pathetic people in the community. and you're ruining it for everyone else. but because you have sites like n4g that's basically like a support group for idiot fanboys, you think it's normal.

YOU PEOPLE ARE NUTS!

this has nothing to do with you. ps2 was pirated like crazy and it is one of the most successful consoles of all time. 360 is doing quite well and it's been cracked for years. and you NEVER see a 360 fanboy crying about it. don't you people get it? you're just sony's mindless zombie drones demanding blood cuz that's exactly what the giant, corrupt, mega-corporation wants you to do. you are sony's little minions. SNAP OUT OF IT!

EDIT: and to pre-empt (though i know it won't) any retarded come backs that sound something like, "but but microsoft blah blah blah". this isn't about microsoft, and yes, we know they are a giant, corrupt, mega-corporation too. doesn't give you any excuse to be an idiot. i know this will shock the under 100iq crowd, but you don't HAVE to choose a side. and if you're going to choose a side, forget about MS vs Sony. think about corporations vs the people. cuz i've got news for you...all of us in this community are "the people" and we're getting our asses kicked.

Spydiggity2831d ago

"Fuck Geohot, I hope he gets assraped in the jail!"

and this moron has twice as many agrees as disagrees. does anybody else notice that if you combined nintendo, xbox, and PC's fanboys you wouldn't have 1% of the butthurt people crying about piracy. the sony crew is a mess, and you people are the most sad, pathetic people in the community. and you're ruining it for everyone else. but because you have sites like n4g that's basically like a support group for idiot fanboys, you think it's normal.

YOU PEOPLE ARE NUTS!

this has nothing to do with you. ps2 was pirated like crazy and it is one of the most successful consoles of all time. 360 is doing quite well and it's been cracked for years. and you NEVER see a 360 fanboy crying about it. don't you people get it? you're just sony's mindless zombie drones demanding blood cuz that's exactly what the giant, corrupt, mega-corporation wants you to do. you are sony's little drones, their minions. SNAP OUT OF IT!

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mike90772832d ago

Y would u root for that guy? no wonder ur a loner

Pandamobile2832d ago

I'm rooting for Geohot just to see the category 5 shit-storm that would sweep across N4G if he won.

Pixel_Enemy2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

Yeah I don't see the problem with jailbreaking. Yeah it condones piracy but EVERY other console and portable has been jailbroken, it's PS3's turn. I would do it not for pirating games but for the homebrew apps, features and emulators. The only reason I don't or haven't yet is because I like to play current games as they release and would not want to be on an old firmware just for homebrew.

I have no problem paying for games to support companies I like, I just want some features that Sony hasn't delivered.

SoapShoes2832d ago

@Pandamobile - Everybody's waiting for something to happen, everybody's waiting for something to see. Lunatics waiting for bigger disasters, everyone's waiting for news on TV!!

That's what you remind me of, a lunatic just waiting for the next juicy story of disaster.

DeadIIIRed2832d ago

@pixel_enemy if everyone jumped off a bridge would you do it?

Pixel_Enemy2832d ago

DeadIIIRed.. what in the hell are you talking about? I knew when I posted my comment that I would get disagrees out the ass. What did I say that gave you the impression that I do what every one else does again?

BISHOP-BRASIL2832d ago

I want to see each and every supporter of this homebrew, piracy or whatever you call this crap, come out and praise this suckers when people start developing virus for PS3, programs to steal credit card data and what not.

DeadIIIRed2832d ago

@pixel_enemy sorry, shaky application of that term. I was pointing out that just because every other system has been hacked doesn't make it alright for every future system to be hacked.

Megaton2831d ago

I agree with Pandamobile. This site is ass-hurt enough with all this news. If he wins over Sony, I think I'd actually be able to see tears in all the angry posts.

milohighclub2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

@megaton, no ones ass hurt, we just enjoy playing games and support this industry. if sony lose share's, lose 1st n 3rd party devs, it affects us directly. as mentioned above if virus' are developed then we lose our security, i have a credit card attached to my psn acount n can't afford to affected by fraud.

plus did you not see what happened with mw2 hacks?? that may be down to bad development or whatever. but i want to actually enjoy my games.

i also invest alot of time into gaining trophy's and places on leaderboards n for what?? someone to turn on a game for the first time and be instantly at the top. i dont think so.

geohotz is in the wrong simple as. anyone who thinks otherwise are dickheads

fuck em up sony, hope he gets bummed.

Spydiggity2831d ago

in a reject community like this, filled with know-it-all known-nothings that constantly get upset over things that have nothing to do with them, that rally behind sony regardless of how twisted their business ethics are, who blindly follow the moron fanboy in front of them, i'd be happy to be called a loner.

you're nothing special mike, and neither are all the other sheep in your flock.

Megaton2831d ago

@milo - Why would you keep your CC attached to ANY online account? You're begging to get boned.

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Kewl_Kat2832d ago

lol Loner. There's nothing he could do about his 360 getting hacked and pirated, now he's prowling the PS3 articles. I guess they all love their 360s getting hacked. Who honestly believes a vast majority of people with hacked 360s actually use homebrew? I bet you right now they have stacks of burnt discs with pirated games. =]

SixZeroFour2832d ago

and no ability to play online i believe...i dont necessarily condone pirating (although i admit, i do download songs and watch streams of shows i missed) but i didnt see this much support against pirating when all the other consoles and ipods/iphones were being hacked, but all of a sudden ps3 gets hacked and the world is coming to an end

in fact, i remember seeing a couple comments about praising how the ps3 was unhackable and making fun of ppl with 360s for it being hacked...did i see them attacking the hackers? nope, only attacking the victims (the gamers who happen to game on 360) hacks happen, its not the first time this has happened, but this also isnt the end of sales for ps3 and its games...a small minority of ps3 gamers will actually know about this and even less will actually hack their own ps3 just like what has happened with 360 and all the consoles before and after it

SephireX2831d ago

What did Geohot do wrong? He simply got the root keys of the PS3. He didn't pirate anything or gain anything from it. People should be allowed to mod their own property anyway. If Geohot goes down, hackers will respond with fury and pirate PS3 games just for vengeance. So Sony loses here either way. I like Sony a lot more than M$ and don't agree with piracy but the fact is; Geohot didn't do anything wrong.

AceofStaves2831d ago

Of course he did something wrong. He owned the physical console, yes, but he didn't own the rights to the root keys. Those keys are the property of Sony, and no consumer owns them. Purchase of the physical console merely gives you the license for the software.

Had he kept it to himself, he could have tinkered with the software in the privacy of his own home for his own purposes. The moment he revealed that information to someone else, that's where the problem lies.

SephireX2831d ago

I know but what do those root keys allow? They allow users to modify their own property. Geohot didn't tell people to pirate or to take the system online. He merely provided a way for users to modify their property. If the user abuses it by pirating or cheating online, it is they who should suffer by being banned by Sony. If I sell you a gun, is it my fault if you shoot somebody?

DigitalAnalog2831d ago

78 people enjoys what Geohot brought onto the table.

-End of Line

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iamnsuperman2832d ago

how can four lines be news seriously gaming journalism has gone down hill

pixelsword2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

I agree but gaming journalism has never been "uphill" to begin with.

Ultraplayerxp2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

gaming . . . journalism?
you can put those two together now?

GSpartan7772832d ago

Now maxconsole is just trolling us. A 4 liner that says practically nothing.

DrRichtofen2832d ago

what the hell is "sh*t hot" suppose to mean?

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aGameDeveloper2832d ago

If you pile a lot of sh*t together, as in a compost pile, it becomes pretty hot.

MarioWarfare2832d ago

I didn't even think Geohot could afford a lawyer but I guess I was wrong

pixelsword2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

A lot of these people who hack other people's stuff often make programs to sell. If you recall, remember how that dongle thing got stolen from Sony and then they wanted to sell some program, but didn't want other people to hack their program? It's also kinda (but not exactly) like virus makers who make a really wicked virus and then some miracle program comes out that can get rid of it; for a low, low price of $9.99; but don't dare hack their intellectual property...

... that would be wrong!

It reminds me how the Kennedys actually got all of their riches from the old-tyme version of drug dealers (their ancestors were booze runners), but when they get enough money to become legit, all of a sudden they have morals and run for office.

Like I said though, I'm just waiting to see how this plays out.

nix2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

plus i think some lawyers 'volunteer' to defend a person or company without asking for a fee. all they ask for is percentage of money if they win the case.

@EDIT: basically what I_P_Freely said below.

NeoBasch2831d ago

It'd be funny if he used the dollar Sony sent him to help pay for the lawyer.