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February 12, 2011 // 10:15 pm - Another update from PS3 hacker GeoHot's site, this time with a parody video which has received over 1 million views thus far for The Light It Up Contest featuring GeoHot rapping and daring Sony to exhibit it.

Download: geohotlightsitup.mp3

Pictured below, if you check the properties of the MP3 download you will notice what appear to be PS3 file offsets despite some speculating they may be 3.56 Keys.

The video is below, and from his page:

I am subject to the TRO
But they ain't copping my computers
The dongle key tweet was mad funny... can't link to it

Apparently linking to the official PlayStation Blog, referred to as "a site", is a desire to continue circumventing (see this page 4,11)

I'm amazed they would actually bring that up and not be laughed out of court... free speech is dead
It clearly was to parody (protected speech) the ridiculousness of the campaign to censor the internet
Can anyone really not find the metldr key?

geohot lights it up

Video: PS3 Hacker GeoHot Dares Sony to Exhibit Rapper Parody

Video: PS3 Hacker GeoHot Dares Sony to Exhibit Rapper Parody

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#242 - PS4 News - March 15, 2011 // 11:57 pm
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Another update:

The latest court documents obtained by PSX-SCENE reveal that the subpoena for information on Geohot's PayPal account may be limited only to parties who sent money and reside in California and only funds that were sent prior to the legal fund donations.

THE COURT: Okay. All right. Well, then, I'll limit it, as requested. I will limit it to documents sufficient to identify any source of funds in California that went into that PayPal account -- any PayPal account associated with
geohot at gmail dor com for the period January 1, '09, to February 1, '11. And ask the plaintiff to redraft their subpoena accordingly.
There is also some clarification in the court transcript as to what Sony will be looking for on Hotz' personal computer.

That's right. We're just trying to establish that that computer somehow hooked up to the PSN; the PlayStation Network. Additionally, we're looking for information, such as any of the Sony Developer Kit tools that might be contained on that computer. That information would only be distributed by Sony Computer Entertainment America, and would establish contacts between SCEA and Mr. Hotz. the end of the day, he would have something belonging to SCEA that he should have licensed.

And one of his contentions is that he's not aware of Sony Computer Entertainment America being in California. And we believe that the SDK -- the developer's kit -- would contain information showing him that SCEA is in California.

#241 - costocart - March 9, 2011 // 5:34 am
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"...that allow Playstation owners to gain complete control of their consoles..."

Logic is only a state of mind...

#240 - tsampiras - March 8, 2011 // 11:46 am
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only in America..

#239 - PSPSwampy - March 7, 2011 // 9:43 pm
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Remember when Sony sued Geohot and demanded that YouTube hand over the user info of all the folks who posted comments to Geohot's PS3 jailbreak video? Well, score a victory for SCEA, as the judge overseeing the case's jurisdictional discovery process has ruled that Sony can get what it wanted - information from: Bluehost (who hosts Geohot's website) regarding who downloaded the jailbreak, Twitter regarding any tweets made by Hotz, Google Blogspot regarding comments made on his blog, and the aforementioned YouTube user data.

Keep in mind that Sony's getting this information to show that many of the downloaders and commenters are from Northern California and that Hotz's hacking efforts were aimed at Californians - meaning the case should remain in the Bay Area instead of moving to New Jersey where Geohot hacked his PS3.

With this new information at its disposal, Sony's better equipped to oppose Hotz's motion to dismiss in a hearing early next month, but this doesn't mean the company will succeed in its bid to keep the litigation a West Coast affair. We'll have to wait and see if this latest victory helps Sony win the war. Stay tuned.


#238 - WheedWhack3R - March 6, 2011 // 9:57 pm
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I can't stand this or defend $0Ny anymore. In light of recent events and the legal stuff over from $0Ny violating the privacy act signed into law by Bill Clinton , I just sold my ps3 and Bought an LG Bluray player. I traded the other for an XBox 360 with Kinect and it kicks the crap out of the PS move! That fascist hypocrisy of a company $0Ny just lost a paying customer for good!

They are like politicians, They wear their suits on upside down and talk out of their rear. They have gone too far. The real reason they are afraid of graf chokolo and the other people that $0Ny is sueing is that they helped reveal to the world that the P$3 is built on stolen technology that $0NY was trying to hide.

LG will get my business from now on. I will miss out on Uncharted 3 and a few other games I was looking forward to buying but in light of what has recently happened, I can't morally support a back handed fascist company out for world domination. Besides that Knowing what features were removed in the past, The LG blu ray playing tech lawsuit will result in $0Ny removing Blu Ray playback from their system software in future updates.

First they steal Linux, then backward compatibility, then various features I loved, and Now I find out all along $0ny was selling stolen tech and making fools out of the consumer. I was put off from getting an XBox due to RROD, but now that seems to be fixed and plus the games are cheaper on that platform. I am loving halo 3, Prey, mass effect 2 without glitches and the glitch free Orange box.

I am not ever buying from $0NY again. Just the thought of it makes me sick anyway back to Halo3. Don't buy from $0Ny cause the Ps3 will be illegal in the UK, and all of North America soon, I feel bad for the devs that planed on releasing software for it.

They better get full compensation from $0Ny for this BS Dictators that bribe the courts do not deserve our respect or money!! Supporting them is a crime!! I wont be a part of it any more! once again they lost another costumer!! $0Ny... right here buddy, right here.

#237 - Merlena - March 6, 2011 // 9:31 pm
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Just ignore this crap. If you believe you'll get traced; and waiting for a knock on the door, then you've definitely seen too much movies.

It's like that CSI series: They put some blood traces from a guy who was at the scene of the murder into this machine; with like a "database", 10 seconds after it's like "Aha, it's that guy."

F-Sony, something they spit out just to leave people in the dark. Hey! Listen! It's the media we're talking about here. Lol.

#236 - barrybarryk - March 6, 2011 // 7:09 pm
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but they still can't match it without the ISP logs!

#235 - shummyr - March 6, 2011 // 6:56 pm
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That is correct there is only 1 exception to that rule though, if the persons IP Address is static then it will never change until the persons ISP changes it

#234 - barrybarryk - March 6, 2011 // 6:09 pm
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ok anyone thinking you can be tracked down / identified or have your psn account identified by IP alone has no clue what they are talking about.. Your IP address normally changes practically every time you reset your modem.

In order to track anyone they need the ISP logs and after the recent MPAA / ACS Law stuff they'll not be handing those out anytime soon, so stop your nonsensical scaremongering.. it's moronic.

#233 - jarvis - March 6, 2011 // 5:44 pm
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This would be an incredibly stupid move and would only result in more pain for Sony. The people that read these things are really die hard PS3 players who have given Sony lots of their money. Reading information does not prove you have done anything to your PS3.

The backlash from this would be enormous. Think of the people who have purchased a second PS3, one specifically for online gaming that will never be hacked. Why would Sony want to keep these people off of PSN? They want people to spend more money... so they can pay for their unjust law suits.