Wedbush Morgan analyst and former lawyer, Michael Pachter, believes the settlement between George Hotz and Sony, which includes a "permanent injunction" over Hotz is precisely the outcome the platform holder would have wanted.
Wow... Patchter saying something obvious! Who knew?! *rolls eyes*
Pachter said something, and because HE said it now the opposite is going to happen. Legitimate PS3 gamers are f**ked. :(
^^For some reason, I'm not that worried about it.
Patcher is secretly working with Anonymous.
No, all it does is deter them from gaining fame from their hacking. There is always the anonymous option.
Oh damn! He just jinxed it!
They said the same thing about Napster. Nothing has changed. Just like movies this will continue. Deter my a**.
Why would it deter anybody anyway? It's not like he's being fined or put in jail. He's not allowed to hack Sony products anymore. That's it.
No, it will just make them sure no one can trace anything they do back to them!
Sony don't play dat!
I think this particular Patcher comment actually makes some hackers want to hack the ps3 just to prove him wrong.
Here's what the story goes patcher: little guy with limited money hacks big company with lots of money product. Big company with lots of money sues little guy with limited money and wins right? WRONG!! Big company cannot build strong enough case against little guy and at the same time is pelted by hackivist group and realises the eminent loss will set new precedent and decides to back down. Lets face it, if SONY thought they could win this then they would not have approached Geo for a settlement. To summarize: DO NOT HACK SONY PRODUCTS or else SONY will TRY and sue you, fail and then ASK you NOT TO HACK A SONY PRODUCT. I mean just LOL. All he got for hacking PS3 is a slap on the wrist, how's that suppose to deter anyone? If you hack our products, we will not allow you to hack our products anymore!! OFFICIALLY! Now that I've put it like that, I'm scared
[email protected] boy so delusional and desperate then they have to spin the reality all the time, even when it's obvious for everyone, including patcher :)
Or it's more like this: Pompous hacker hacks the PS3. Sony sues pompous hacker and wins right? Correct!! Pompous hacker does not have a leg to stand on and agrees to settlement, five days BEFORE the Anon attacks. Silly Anon. Lets face it, if Geo thought he could win this, then he would never have settled in the first place. To summarize: DO NOT HACK SONY PRODUCTS or SONY will sue you, and prohibit you from hacking ANY Sony product. If you do, you will be fined $10,000 for each violation to a maximum of $250,000. I mean just LOL.
. EVERYTHING you buy has a disclaimer. If you take the time to read it, you would see that the threat of a fine or jail time is right there is black and white. NOBODY CARES!!! Sony didn't win anything and Geohotz is a hero to many now. Watch and see how they make a movie and sell books on Geo's big adventure. Sony opened the floodgates I'm afraid. EVERY desperate glory hound will want Sony to sue them and make them rich. Sony couldn't even prove Geo knew what Sony was or where they were from. Remember when you couldn't watch a baseball game without some idiot running out on the field naked or otherwise. Do you see that happening any more? NO, because the networks have realized that if you ignore them and don't give them a voice/audience, the dumb attention getting glory hounds go away. Geo is a sad little kid, albeit a smart one just looking for publicity. Sony made him a regular house hold name. Geo owes them big. BTW, the hack came from with in Sony ( unencrypted dev kit that geo had in his position ) itself. It was just starting to come to light when Sony realized they better make a deal and shove off back to Japan.
Umm, the stolen devkit rumour was debunked simply because fail0verthrow (the group that really hacked the PS3) found a very laughable mistake in Sony's impenetrable security. If you take the time to read how the exploit works you will see that. As it was mainly a simply mathematical blunder. Although you are right that Sony didn't win. But technially geohot didn't win too. He isn't a hero to the hacking community any more though. In fact the popular opinion is that geohot sold them out by making a settlement instead of going the whole way. Well, he is a single guy and not wealthy up against a multi-billion dollar international corporation. I don't blame him if he felt overwhelmed.
So now hes an expert on hackers? Doesnt seem like anyone has stopped hacking the ps3 to me. Sony is doing all they can to keeps hackers offline atleast. Dont believe me... go to ps3-hacks.com and see all the tools being released for pirates.
patcher is an expert on anything ... his speciality is stating the obvious.
I think the exact opposite, hackers are very much pro moral justice (by their standards) to them what Sony done is an injustice hence I think it'll encourage more hackers to try hack the ps3. Sure they face legal action but what will stop said hacker from posting under some anonymous alias and releasing it anyway?
NEWS: Patcher comment will encourage future hacking due to hackers, reversing the deterrent effect of GeoHotz case.
Please perma-ban this clown.
its pretty silly, of course sony only wanted their console to stop being hacked, they couldnt have expected this guy to pay them any fines, he couldnt even pay his own legal fines. though i doubt this will stop other people who want to try and hack the ps3 from trying it, maybe some, but not all
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