Gamersmint writes: However, this settlement doesn’t permanently restrict Hotz from hacking Sony products, including the PS3 and sharing them with the public. There’s a clause, which enables him to do so, if he wants to.
would consider doing such a thing but sadly, Geohot falls under that category. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if that guy ends up paying that amount and trying to hack the NGP. Locking him up, would have been the best solution.
"All he needs is 50,000 people willing to donate in order to amass that amount and then, he’s free to do whatever he wants with Sony products." Idk now, people are still pissed about their past donations to him. Also, if Sony found loopholes in the documentation, that could lead him back to court again for other charges and possible fines. Edit: Plus wouldn't that defeat his whole boycott Sony mission since technically he would be giving more money to Sony?
He hasnt actually said he's going to hack the PS3 again or any future sony products, this artical is just causing unnecassary flaming imo
That's not a clause allowing him to hack future products. Wow, the amount of idiocy from that article is mind boggling, worthy of this... http://www.youtube.com/watc... The fact remains that if he does what this article suggests, the courts will see that he has no regard for law and will punish him further. He will have reneged on a legally binding permanent injunction and will suffer worse consequences than a simple fine.
edit smh at gamersmint flamebait articles
Yes, if he is an idiot enough to hack any other Sony console. I like how he was given a permanent injunction to never hack or try to hack any other Sony hardware and he turned this around, by saying that he'll boycotting/never touch any Sony product again (like he had a choice to). If he tries to hack any other console, for example, the NGP, this will be a serious offense. Not only would he have violated this injuction, but he'll have to pay a certain fine for every sanction he would have violated...who knows how many Sony is capable of coming up with?
wow the stories about him and the other nutbag hackers still wont die? dont they have anything else to write about?
there not true hackers thats the funny thing 1 group use's ddos which a 8yr old can do the other use's dev kits.
well that may be true and all, but damn this is getting super boring. these douche bags are thinking they are doing it for us, but its just for themselves as they have nothing better to do.
They dont think there doing it for us at all they pretending there doing it for us but all i have to say to them is go away we dont need your help you hackers are the problem not the solution.
good luck getting sued again by sony asshole your the reason why i cant play modern warfare 2 no more so many hackers
couldnt that be classed as assiting others and its capped at 250k per infraction i e he releases one hack distributes it 250k then another one it would be 250 hed be a fool to do it
I figured i didnt mention what you just mentioned, because i was under the impression people knew this already. This isn't a loophole, this is just saying 250k per violation i doubt he'll settle for one exploit, so i definately doubt he could get that many donations for his costly cause. Specially from some of the more angrier donators(which ofcourse were among his biggest donators at that) he is still trying to calm down. Someone needs to put another article up debunking this one, because around here thats what it takes for people to notice.
He will never hack another Sony product, period. Even if he could, he won't. He'd be sued again, this time with no settlement offered from Sony...and he'll be F**ked. Sony (or Microsoft) really should seriously consider hiring him for the undeniable smarts he has in his field. I don't support him, but you have to be ignorant & naive to think he doesn't (and/or we don't) deserve to have his talents used for good.
I don't know why you said he was smart. He claimed he hacked the ps3 when it was failoverflow who did, and hotz just released the info. He's really just a dumbass that copies and pastes. Sure he might have hacked the iPhone but really, the iPhone sucks.
@grzajabarkus - "sure he might have hacked the iPhone, but the iPhone sucks" You sir, are ignorant to the max. He is very smart, and has the credentials to back it up. Once again, I DONT SUPPORT PS3 HACKING, but I am MATURE enough to give him credit for being intelligent. I've listed some of his accomplishments off of Wikipedia here for you...GO AHEAD, READ ANY OF THIS AND SAY HE "COPY & PASTED" EVERYTHING LOL. Could you do you any of what he did? Is Forbes,CNN, etc writing articles on you?...yeah, didn't think so. "He was a finalist at the 2005 ISEF competition in Portland OR with his project "The Mapping Robot". Recognition included interviews on the Today Show and Larry King. Hotz was a finalist at the 2005 ISEF competition, with his project "The Googler". Continuing with robots, Hotz competed in his school's highly successful Titanium Knights battlebots team. George also worked on his project, "Neuropilot," in which he was able to read EEG signals off his head with hardware from the OpenEEG project. Hotz competed in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a science competition for high school students, where his project, entitled "I want a Holodeck", received awards and prizes in several categories. Hotz has received considerable attention in mainstream media, including interviews on the Today Show, Fox, CNN, NBC, CBS, G4, ABC, CNBC, and articles in several magazines, newspapers, and websites, including Forbes,and BBC. The Forbes article said Hotz hopes to go into Neuroscience: "hacking the brain," he called it. In March 2008, PC World magazine listed George as one of the top 10 Overachievers under 21." You can press the disagree button all you want, but a real argument against what is written above is realistically impossible, HE IS SMART. Period.
@rioking I never pressed the disagree. And I was just talking about the las hack on the ps3. He didn't develop it at all, took what he found out from failoverflow did then published it as his own. So ya, he did copy and paste. Edit: and for the record, the iPhone is the worst phone I've ever used, smartphone wise. It's uber overrated.
I'm not saying you pressed the it man, that comment wasn't aimed towards just you, but anyone who disagrees with anything nice said about him. I was trying to say he's smart; if your brother or sister had his list of accomplishments, you'd say they are geniuses (or most ppl would). The iPhone, yes, is overrated. I also know he wasn't the one to hack the ps3 and I hate how everyone says he did also. My only point once again was that he's smart and should use the knowledge he has for good. His problem though, is that he thinks he IS using them for good.
As if hackers who have already donated to his vacation and are pissed of with him agreeing to a settlement are going to donate again.. lol
would make a rap about Sony. LOL GeoHot is so retarded.
Well, this stupid idea hurts the principle of the boycott, so PLEASE, DO give Sony more money. XD
Even if a 1000 people boycotted Sony, it would be like me losing a penny. His whole boycotting theme is pointless and stupid.
if this is true I am not sure he will still. It seams with his boycot it is just not worth it. There's probably some loop hole for Sony to sue him. Law has many loop holes if you look close enough
I wish they would implement something so when he tries hack it it blows up like this xDDDDD. Edit:Damn there's some hardcore hotz fan in here jut look at the disagrees xDDD.
yes, anyways, Sony will teach him an lesson again if he dares to hack again. He should just hide in his home and do nothing.
Look at the PSX scene forums for a good lol. Some hypocrites on there.
and he's back <sigh> EDIT: Actually I've just thought... he could raise the $250,000, take the money, flee to the UK and do what he wants there. I'm not trying to help him lol, I hate the guy, but it's sort of a loop hole....right I mean Sony couldn't get him there....could they. I honestly have no idea about how it all works
They could certainly have him extradited to the US. If he went somewhere that doesn't like the US then THEY might not send him.
he should move to Iran then
He couldnt move to the uk as easily as that anyway he would need some kind of visa like right to abode or even a skilled worker visa but i dont think he has any skills there looking for in the current job market unless there arent enough homeless tramps and im pretty sure his parents or grandparents arent english citizens so really unless he gets a holiday visa and then becomes an illegal citizen hes got no choice.
Even if he did do that, the UK government is well...the USA's bitch. I'd know, I live here. Basically, if the USA specifically asked us to do something as simple as give one of their citizens back: "Give us this person back. He's a very special boy, and he's in very big trouble." "Okay, sorry Mr President. I like your shape up Mr President...sorry Mr. President."
"I like your shape up" looooooool
We sure it's not 250k at a time? O, and "the scene" sees this as turning their back on them, so I don't think it would be that easy to get that $
$250,000 PER DEVICE!!! People forget that part...
I'd say Russia/China, that's were the REAL hackers are at. That way, their Government would pay him to hack ours! lol
If more people donate to Geo after he took their $$ and settled instead of fighting for .. anything, like he promised he would, then I wouldn't care so much if he hacked a console or two because I would be more focused on crying for humanity..
LMAO at this trash article. WTF, you have a crystal ball? GOTTA GET DEM HITZ! ITZ DA N4G WAY!
I am no lawyer but wouldn't breaking an injunction even with a fine end him back in court. The fine is a deterrent from hacking not a price tag. He signed a contract stating he will not touch a Sony product and fined if he does. He is still breaking the contract and liable to be sued again.
If you want to do something good with your money donate it to charity, not this jackass.
It's funny reading the comments on the PSX scene saying they are not going to buy Sony products lol. They should buy other consoles then instead of putting more money in Sony's pocket.
While Sony gives and raises money to donate for Japan, Geohot gets money donated to himself for a selfish reason to begin with. Who is the real villain here?
Somebody probably asked this already, but here it goes: What can stop him to continue hacking PS3 (and other SONY products) and releasing the info anonymously?
Firs things first, nice avatar name. Good to see another Futurama fan here. I'm guess this guy isn't going to release anything anon because well....he wants the fame.
Do you really think he will get more people to donate to his cause after he let down the first group of people who donated to him?
PSP2 will be hacked,water is wet.Sony accomplished nothing here.
Hackers will be combated. Day eventually turns to night. We can all say things like that.
"PSP2 will be hacked,water is wet.Sony accomplished nothing here. " the funny thing I would think Sony expect's it now, an the playstation Suite is for Home brew anyway, so what's the point in the Hacking of a device that is open with the playstation Suite anyway?
Or he could just do it anonymously. Really, who would pay 250000$.
Vanity of vanities... all is vanity.
i hope GeoHot hacking the NGP in the future...;)
yes GO GEO and take the tools with masks with you
For the love of god can someone hack these bloody sites that keep posting this c##p over and over a bloody again. This site is supposedly called NEWS 4 GAMERS instead we have to wade through article after article about this fool and the tools in guy fawkes masks who claim to be fighting for our rights hour after bleeding hour. If you like the hackers go to their websites to get your cheap thrills reading how they plan to destroy the nasty Sony and let us law abiding gamers enjoy our hobby. P.S this does not mean I bow to the mighty Sony with fanboy tinted glasses adorned however I do respect the fact that make games and consoles not just for my pleasure but to earn money and rightly lots of it!
Hack? Why not sue them?
this is a hacker i hope he gets banned from steam i hate these people ruin a great community
why should he be banned from steam if he has done nothing wrong to them?
lol! The question is: Will he dare hacking the PS3 once again?
Can we give it a rest already? Whatever Sony or Geohot may or may not do in the future is irrelevant at the moment. Let it go please. We have had enough of this crap to be listening to ifs, buts and maybes.
Im so tired of these articles about him. Silly me for clicking on the link
DON'T, FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO.
he could just hack it in a different country and pay nothing. us law only working in the usa.
The author of that article has no clue where to correctly place commas. Just thought I would point that out. I'll go back in my corner now.
I thought he was done buying sony products? O wait his few supports will buy him anything he wants!
Getting extra sick of this guy! You kno what? I hope he DOES put out another hack. That way when he does, He'll have F'd up a court order and the sheriff comes kicking in his door and puts his ass in the county. We are all tired of his and anonymous' shlt, LET IT GO AND SHUT DAT ASS UP!!! And "All he needs is 50,000 people willing to donate in order to amass that amount and then, he’s free to do whatever he wants with Sony products."...... For what? so he can go vacation in France this time? Please, donate to him again, last time it was for such a good cause.
ya jail would been a better choice. he just going to keep it up.
Im tired of hearing about this fag,more games less bullshit
I swear I think someone puts these articles in the top. Is N4PS3G a mod or something?
This guy doesn't wanna quit... Fine go ahead.. Sony will be on your @$$ again and there is no telling what would judges decide next time.
It would be stupid for this moron to do anything to Sony. He agreed to not do it. He signed a legal document. Time for him to move on. Go hack the Wii.
every single time I see this morons face I want to break his teeth. I don't even play on the PS3 but the fact that he thinks he is above the law pisses me off to no end. Hackers are a drain on videogame industries that eventually force us to pay by jacking up prices. They hide behind average people like us because they claim "everyone has a right to the software". If this idiot wants to keep messing with sony or any other company from his mothers basement, the least he could do is not drag people into this. Man I hate this guy.