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Sony takes legal action against PS3 jailbreak

updated 01:20 am EST, Wed January 12, 2011

Company asks for restraining order

Sony has already taken the first step towards a formal lawsuit against individuals and organizations involved in the recent PlayStation 3 jailbreak. The company has asked for a temporary restraining order against hacking team Fail 0verflow, George "Geohot" Hotz, and other unnamed John or Jane Does who may have been involved in creating and publicizing the exploit.

The individuals are accused of violating copyrights and terms of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Sony wants Geohot's computers and related media to be impounded, while the circumvention tools are asked to be taken offline.

It is unclear if Sony will eventually expand its legal action with a formal lawsuit. [via Engadget]

by MacNN Staff





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