PS3 Hacker Being Sued For "Making Sony Mad"

Click to viewGeorge "GeoHot" Hotz, the hacker who helped blow the doors off the PlayStation 3's copy protection system, is being sued by Sony. Why? Because, he says, he made them mad.

Appearing on G4's Attack of the Show, Hotz stands firm on his motivation behind hacking the console (he wanted to return the "Other OS" feature to the PS3) and also takes the opportunity to refute claims he's only interested in hacking so the PS3 can play pirated games.


"The way piracy was previously done [on PS3] doesn't work in my jailbreak", he says. "I made a specific effort while I was working on this to try to enable homebrew without enabling things I do not support, like piracy."

That obviously hasn't washed with Sony, who are taking both Hotz and the fail0verflow team to court. As the man says in the clip below, though, the courts set a precedent for allowing the jailbreaking of closed systems when he cracked the iPhone a few years ago, and there's little reason to assume they won't do the same here.

[thanks Geoff!]

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