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It appears Sony is none too happy with the gamers who hacked the PS3, allowing it to run any type of software on it. They've now filed a lawsuit against the group claiming they have infringed both copyright and committed computer fraud:

"Sony has launched legal action against hackers who uncovered and published security codes for the PlayStation 3.

The hack potentially allows anyone to run any software on their machine, including pirated games.

Sony's lawsuit argues that this constitutes copyright infringement and computer fraud.

But George Hotz, one of the hackers at the centre of the controversy, told BBC News that he was "comfortable" the action would not succeed."

It would be naiive to say this hack won't be used for pirated games, but this case does raise interesting questions about how much you own your console after you have bought it.

We'll be keeping an eye on this case to see just how far it might progress.

Member Comments
# 1 PantherBeast_OS @ 01/12/11 09:46 PM
I would say on one hand Sony has a case agaist this guy under the law. But on the other hand, I believe people should be able to do what they want with their own game system after they bought. So long as that person ain't selling illegal discs or anything. I think a person should have a right to do what they want with their on PS3 they paid for. But that is just my opinion I guess. But if I was sony then I would do the samething and sue aswell.
# 2 michaelairjordan23 @ 01/13/11 10:45 AM
i never thought of it that way...when you "own" or purchase a PS3 do you truly own it? Can you say the same thing about owning a vehicle. If I buy a honda civic or a BMW and I decide to "modify" anything and everything is it my vehicle. I am technically modifying it and cutting corners. Probably not the same as "hacking" but somewhat similar.

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