Sony has won a restraining order against Geohot, George Hotz, as they have managed to convince a judge to keep the PS3 hacking case in San Francisco, and Sony was granted the order to stop ‘immediate and irreparable damage to SCEA’ before the trial begins.
The court has also ordered Geohot to hand over any devices within the next 10 days which include computers, USB drives, hard drives CD Roms and any storage devices that his jailbreak software is stored on.
Geohot responded with the following statement, “The way piracy was previously done doesn’t work in my Jailbreak,” he explained. “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.”
It will be interesting to see how the case turns out, it is a shame that more companies don’t take the stance that Microsoft has with Windows Phone 7 and try to work with the jailbreakers to bring homebrew applications to their platform.
Euro Gamer via TFTSFiled Under: Gadgets News, Gaming News, Technology News