Submitted by doctorstrange 1688d ago | news

GeoHot Asks You to Help Fight Sony

After detailing some interesting contents of his battle with Sony in the court, infamous PlayStation 3 and iPhone hacker George Hotz has asked people to – if they want the legality of jailbreaking their PS3 resolved – file a declaratory judgment against Sony and go against them in court as he did. (PS3, Sony)

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Nitrowolf2  +   1688d ago | Well said
Of course he wouldn't, he went into this case thinking he would win that easily. I don't expect him to admit defeat, not after all this. He should have seen this coming anyway
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Joni-Ice  +   1688d ago
So you want my help? No thanks!
ComboBreaker  +   1688d ago | Well said
Sony need to open a PayPal account,
so I can donate money to Sony to help fight GeoHot.
Shadow Flare  +   1688d ago | Well said
They could do that combo but instead Sony opened a donation account to help those in Japan affected by the quake. But according to geohot, Sony is evil.

Geohot needs to shut up seriously. He's fighting for a cause that 99% of console owners don't give a crap about. Sony gave you guys Other OS for all your homebrew stuff. But that wasn't enough for you guys, you had to take it too far. You bite the hand that feeds you and you moan about Sony taking away other OS. Boo hoo. Other OS, which btw is another feature 99% of ps3 owners could not give a crap about, and probably didn't even know their ps3 had the feature
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JBaby343  +   1688d ago
I'd help Sony long before I helped any hacker. Why can't you people just give it up and live normal lives? No one cares what you hack or how many hot pockets it took you to do it. You really think the hot chick walking down the street is going to care you hacked a PS3? Pathetic.
Christopher  +   1688d ago
***Sony need to open a PayPal account,***

Kind of already exists. Buy games, devices, etc.
Will-UK  +   1688d ago
Im lost with this guy he hacks the PS3 for homebrew but he himself has admitted it can lead to piracy. Hes angry becuase sony, a BUSINESS now protected its investment by constantly fighting piracy what did he expect; them to roll over and allow him to continue.
GeoHot   1688d ago | Spam
shoddy  +   1688d ago
I not that stupid to go against 10 rich ass lawers.
I can't even afford 1 cheap ass lawer.
damn lawer are expensive.

I always say hacking the ps3 have very little benifit.
I don't want to get ban online.
I want to play new games that require new FW.

why hack a ps3 when I have a computer that can do so much more.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1688d ago
Just when you think the kid is asleep and you close the fairytale book, the kid opens their eyes and tells you to keep reading.

"George Hotz has asked people to – if they want the legality of jailbreaking their PS3 resolved – file a declaratory judgment against Sony and go against them in court as he did"
So he wants us to fail in his footsteps...I mean FOLLOW in his footsteps...and lose a court case against Sony (He signed because he knew he was going to lose)?
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badz149  +   1688d ago
the injunction saved him from paying a dime but not able to save him from insanity? PS3, it only does everything!...even driving a hacker insane!
MmaFan-Qc  +   1687d ago
wut? you want help george?......all the donation you got from the peoples your frauded wasnt enuff?
Dee_91  +   1687d ago
I_find_it_funny  +   1687d ago
Those sukcers who donated lol

what a waste
colombiankilla01  +   1687d ago
Everybody knows what he did with the donations money down in south america! lol at the pathetic dumbasses who donated money expecting to make it back with the piracy! F@#$ing retards! lol
ChrisW  +   1687d ago
I'm going to step out on a plank over shark infested waters and say,

In this day and age we hold much more dearly to what we consider our inalienable rights and are more willing to point out the indiscretions and absolutisms of major corporations. Therefore, I find it hard to condone or condemn GeoHotz’s actions. Keeping the aforementioned in mind, I am torn between adhering to the EULA and what I perceive as my inalienable rights.
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hay  +   1687d ago
If pirates want free PS3 games so badly wait for PS4, it should be like two years from now, then Sony will stop fighting so hard with PS3 focusing on next gen and it'll be easier for everyone.
But for now, GeoHot should shut up since more and more people seem to dislike him.
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Moentjers  +   1687d ago
GeoHot 9h ago | Spam

hahaha !
Immortal321  +   1687d ago
what is this for?
and why only the ps3?
KotC   1687d ago | Trolling | show
insomnium2   1687d ago | Off topic | show
zag  +   1687d ago
SO it wasn' Sony taking him to court it was Geohot taking Sony to court?

Then he decides it's better for him to settle with Sony because they were going to lose but his settlement means he can hack any Sony product he likes?

Hummm something seems up here.

As all the news sites must be wrong now.
inveni0  +   1687d ago
Why would I help fight the publisher of the best video games this generation?

This kid has some serious mental issues.
morganfell  +   1687d ago
That's it? Trash talking and empty statements? How is this cowardly and twisted Frodo wannabe news?

I guess 'Frodo' is a misnomer because even in fiction Frodo at least stuck to his guns. As soon as the rubber hit the road and his internet hiding days were over this little miscreant folded like a cheap picnic table. Now he is relegated to little more than a poster boy for birth control.

For all his braggadocio, when the time came to stand up for his so called beliefs, lean into the pitch and take one for his 'team', it only took one little prick to let the hot air out of his party balloon and we are left with an annoying whining sound as he flies across the room into oblivion. Sucks not to have any real skill in life, doesn't Shaggy? Have a Scooby snack and a big steaming mug of shut up.

Sony smacked him and he deserted his so called entrenched beliefs like his head was on fire. I find it mystifying anyone was idiotic enough to fund him via Paypal or other means. I guess Barnum was right after all. There is indeed a sucker born every minute.

Nothing he says should any longer be considered a matter of consequence. When one cannot demonstrate a willingness to hold tight to their most vehement remonstrations, how believable can they be? Even Michael Pachter is more dependable than this moron.
Prototype  +   1688d ago
I'll help fight AGAINST Geohot...
badz149   1688d ago | Immature | show
GeoHot   1688d ago | Spam
egidem  +   1688d ago
Next articles to follow:
GeoHot vows to destroy Sony overnight
GeoHot slapped with another lawsuit
GeoHot now asking for donations to fight Sony
GeoHot and Sony settle out of court, again
GeoHot   1688d ago | Spam
supremacy  +   1688d ago
lol i know right how pathetic is that...lol guy has some serious issues.

@shoddy lol that's so funny, but true to the core.

I am starting to feel as though there is and has been this conspiracy against the Japanese giant.

Those other morons trying to waste their time protesting at local Sony shops don't realize that Sony has a lot of ties in many different departments with many different companies and industries.

So even if you dont buy Sony products directly you are still supporting them through 2nd and 3rd channels.

Buy samsung instead of Sony tvs? sure, but know this both these two companies share the same tech and have a venture that's been taking place for several years now.

Than there are the movies and music business, how can you boycott all that? better yet how can you get millions of careless people to boycott all this? When Sony owns several big key firms in each perspective fields?

Fools, are only wasting their time.

Like the joker would say, everything burns, everything burns geo and in this case you my dear friend have burned your options.
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egidem  +   1687d ago
Damn...I thought the Joker was famous for saying: "You idiots!..He's taken one of you out!...and not in a first date kinda way."
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mastiffchild  +   1687d ago
Wow. Geohoot's now got the gall to ask fellow hackers to have the balls he DIDN'T? He jumped, after taking THEIR money to help his case, at the very first chance to save himself and, most likely, rat all his associates out to Sony(he MUST have offered something to settle with them)in the process and now he's making all this nloise to cover it up so they don't know what a shit he's been? Low.

A man who believed in himself and his position would NEVER have settled and people will alqwasy wonder just what Sony got from him because we will never get the details of the off record discussions. If he had one bollock he'd have fought Sopny rather than running away, giving Sony something juicy and then crying for someone braver to take over what his balls free existence couldn't.

I don't like his POV and don't agree with anyone who supported his misguided and(frankly patronising-"IDK anything about piracy, duurrr" position asked for us all to be DIM)dodgy position but DO think even they deserve better than a coward as figurejhead, someone who, at least, would see this thing through and believe in what he's saying as Hotz obviously cares about two things:Himself and ho much attention he's getting. right now he wants to turn the spotlight away from his cowardice and getting someone else to actually do what he didn't have the guts to is what page he's currently on in the "I didn't have the balls to play Martyr handbook".

He set himself up, a;most, as a Jesus or Moses for this movement. the lone, brave kid fghting mighty Sony in court. HE set it all up that way. HE took everyone's money with them thinking he was fighting for them all. and HE took the easiest way out possible and stuck two fingers up at anyone who donated or supported him. He's pretty low in his actions and his talk, now, might be loud but says NOTHING.
Parapraxis  +   1688d ago
I'll Fedex him a package of OxyClean, that's the ONLY way i'd ever help this snot-nosed little punk.
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egidem  +   1687d ago
What??..and waste perfectly good money on shipping to this arrogant guy? No!

Tell him shipping is free and that it's a pickup...available all the way at your house!
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RIP_Weazel  +   1687d ago
..next up, GeoHot launches his fantastic xbox pyramid investment scheme! Everybody! Rally round for this once in a lifetime opportunity!!!
xtremeimport  +   1688d ago
I'll fight Sony...I'll fight them by buying all the great games and future products they release....err wait...I guess thats not fighting.

piss off GeoHot...you lost, you got owned, now you crying.

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CryofSilence  +   1687d ago
And I ask GeoHotz to shut up. No one cares about him.
MAiKU  +   1687d ago
No thanks Geohot, you're an end of an trend. Nothing more.
morkendo23  +   1687d ago
GeoHot Asks You to Help Fight Sony

this got to be a FKING JOKE geohotz dont need our help. hell,I rather donate to sony so they can kick his theiving ass.
TBM  +   1687d ago
Wow more articles about this douche why? I wouldn't help you hacker boy if you really needed the help.

Just go away.
frostypants  +   1687d ago
Kid, you lost. The world disagrees with you. Get over it.
ps3destroyer  +   1687d ago
Sorry but the only one defeated is the gamers who are left with no option for cheaper games and go with the I don't have 60 usd I take the mpoul(in greek dick).
LOGICWINS  +   1688d ago
Why would I help fight Sony? They've done nothing to me besides provide me with what I think is the best valued computer entertainment console on the market.
Shadow Flare  +   1688d ago
And they've been doing it for 16 years. Sorry geohot, sonys treated me very well. So I treat them well back. I have no right to tamper with their software, it's not my property. Sonys earnt my loyalty.
debian_zac  +   1688d ago
"computer entertainment console" yet i can't legally install linux on it D:, (insert dmca rant here)

note: I don't want to alter their code, i want to wipe their code off and have it work properly with the linux.
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JackBNimble  +   1688d ago
you could have if people like Goehot didn't look for exploits... don't forget why it was removed!

edit: Geohot is just trying to save face after pissing off the hacker community. I really hope he crosses the line and get's nailed.
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Nitrowolf2  +   1688d ago
Why should that matter?
this is the basic definition of a computer
" An electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program"

The PS3 does all this, same with the 360 and technically calling it a computer isn't as wrong as many would think.
We don't call a calculator a computer but it is one.
They built the system to do what it does and then they gave you the option to update. If you wanted to install linux that bad then some people shouldn't have updated.

The way i see it Linux is just an excuse hackers are using to justify this as something right to do. I mean we got so many people complaining that they took linux away and this is right, and yet i can go on any hack site to see that the Linux thread are extremely unpopular compared to Call of Duty Lobby rooms and other cheating post.
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Christopher  +   1688d ago
***note: I don't want to alter their code, i want to wipe their code off and have it work properly with the linux.***

If you bought a console that could have OtherOS in the first place, do a factory restore and don't update the firmware. Voila, OtherOS is all yours and you can wipe the XMB data as desired.
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shoddy   1688d ago | Bad language | show
debian_zac  +   1688d ago
since i can not edit my post D:, i will post a comment, i want bare metal Linux thus no hardware restrictions due to virtualization or a hyper-visor.(also no sony foot print on any of the software)

I don't care about playing games. that is what my pc is for(which is linux).

the ps3 has cell technology, and the price of one ps3(300?) is cheaper than that of one IBM blade server with cell technology(~8 grand, the cheapest i could fine was 6400 usd*used*)

the cells are the same between the ps3 and the blade, however it would be cheaper to cluster ps3s than buy one blade server. the air force seen this and did so.(cheaper tech that is same quality as high priced tech is good tech)

if i am wrong with any of the information above please inform me. ;)

also do people even know what hacker culture is any more or for that matter what a hacker really is? does the jargon file mean anything or has the term hacker been taken over by the media's use of it.
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rbrtchng  +   1687d ago
The same way that you buy a gun, and you can't modify it into an automatic weapon. The same way that you buy a PC, and it's still illegal for you to put illegally obtained data in it (piracy). The same way that you can go to a Uranium rich area, mine some Uranium, but you are not allowed to purify it into a nuclear weapon.

Don't be a naive little kid. There are laws. Get used to it.
LOGICWINS  +   1688d ago
Well, its not the end of the world. I believe you can use Linux on ur PC or desktop. In fact, Linux works much better when used on an actual computer. And u can even hook up your PC to ur TV and PRETEND that its ur PS3 doing it :)
Ryo-Hazuki  +   1688d ago
No help from me
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Gen0ne  +   1688d ago
No help here. Keep on steppin' kid.
naruto344  +   1688d ago
Wowwww I thought this was over?!
supremacy  +   1687d ago
logically speaking it is, but some people chose to live outside of that thing we call reality.

Geo in my eyes went from the guy who got away with the apple hack to the guy who's hunger for fame made him cocky and overlook at all the little details/facts and ultimately end up in this predicament begging for help.

In other words he went from being popular for his iphone hack, to being popular for his settlement with the company that sued him for the sequel.

Everything burns geo, even egos have to mend.

I told you, and all your supporters that this would eventually happen and i was labeled a Sony fanboy for pointing out the obvious.

That even the true ps3 hackers "fail0verflow" knew, took serious and ran to ovoid what was coming.

But since you won one little case against apple before, you just thought you can do whatever you want and that like you like to point out about Sony no one is above the LAW including yourself geo.

So stop being a stubborn egotistic hypocrite and stop this pointless fight now while you still have some dignity left.

Its embarrassing, you are an abomination and embarrassment to yourself and those that follow you, never mind the true genuine hackers that hack in secrecy and for personal reasons and not public attention.

You and anonymous are going to become the hacking communities downfall.

Your actions and constant complaints/threats which hold no merit or true significance to the end user(in terms of benefits) will only shed more negative light on hackers and the perception of the word itself.

Trying to damage Sony's image is only going to expose you guys and make serious customers view you all as criminals which is sad. And could potentially change the law to benefit these giants even more at a fraction of the time. And this is why we don't try to take the law into our hands, because it usually never works out in the end.
Neo-Delta  +   1688d ago
This is beyond a joke at this stage. Your self-proclaimed "righteous cause" is only narcissism in disguise, and quite frankly, it's pathetic. Get over it and move on! Nobody cares anymore.
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HungPHATx   1688d ago | Bad language | show
Black102WingS   1688d ago | Bad language | show
SLLCKGT   1688d ago | Trolling | show
Motorola  +   1688d ago
No way I like having a PS3
SLLCKGT   1688d ago | Trolling | show
Infernostew  +   1688d ago
Relax bud. He forgot a comma. "No way, I like having a PS3". That better now?
Motorola  +   1688d ago
Yeah sorry about that. I DID forget a comma DX
firetaw  +   1687d ago
no worries infamous does aswell. lol
Kroganwrex  +   1688d ago
This is possibly the worst place on the internet for Geohot to ask for anything AGAINST Sony.
Imalwaysright   1688d ago | Trolling | show
KillerPwned   1688d ago | Trolling | show
RavageX  +   1688d ago
I wish this waste of space will go away already and quit trying to screw things up. Let Sony focus on important things, like GAMES...not on ways to keep hackers out.

Someone hurry up and put a permanent "The End" on this dude's lame story already.
DarkSpawnClone  +   1688d ago
yeah i agree Geohot needs to STFU!!!...so sick of this hacker shit.
Killman  +   1688d ago
Sorry Hotz, too busy playing my PS3 to help you. I am ooooooooh soooo sorry. =)
cavado  +   1688d ago
I am really starting to hate this guys face
JBaby343  +   1688d ago
You just want to hit him don't you?

I don't know what it is but just... yeah.
cavado  +   1687d ago
yeah a good kick to the teeth would do just fine lol
thesurferguy   1688d ago | Spam
jokia005  +   1688d ago
i wanna help SONY to sent you to prison if i could.
KaiokenKid   1688d ago | Bad language | show
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OllieBoy  +   1688d ago
I'll join the fight...for the banning of geohot articles.
SpLinT   1688d ago | Off topic | show
GOODKyle  +   1688d ago
3 words to this "glorious, role model" hacker

Get bent George.
omi25p  +   1688d ago
sorry im to busying spending my money on the games that you pirate.
Neo-Delta  +   1688d ago
Instead of boycotting Sony tomorrow we should boycott GeoHot articles..
seifer085  +   1688d ago
Make ps2 games playable and we'll see, but stop messing w psn cause its free damn it and tell that hacker group the same. Thats like hacking firefox cause it makes people happy!
Coheno   1688d ago | Immature | show
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