Sounds like Sony is using it's recording industry strategy for people who illegally download music to me. Of course it is in a different market place, but the strategy sounds the same. My real issue with this is that if I or anyone else purchases equipment of any type whether it be computing or anything else they own it. So unless Sony or any other company that sells equipment makes you sign a legal contract which is notarized at the time of purchase how can they tell you what you can do with YOUR equipment. I could understand it if they were doing something which resulted from malice, or caused personal harm to someone. However that is obviously not the aim of anyone in this matter!
ROFL... they want my IP address and identity for watching the video? Go ahead!
I can't wait for them to drag me into court only to have me show the jury how my PS3 is crippled from playing online with any of my games because I would not upgrade from the old OtherOS-capable firmware to the current version, and have refused to use any hacks to get around it. Just being *interested* in how this bait-and-switch has come back to bite them in the ass is not a crime.
It's scare-tactics, is what it is. I refuse to buy any more Sony products and encourage everyone else to do the same. The more they do this stuff, the more attention they give to their faulty security, the more piracy they will incur.
If GeoHotz ends up winning in court, and he has a pretty damned good chance, I'm going to laugh my head off for a week due to the way Sony treated me - a totally legal customer.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Is it possible for them to rootkit a PS3?
Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.
>> Is it possible for them to rootkit a PS3?
There was actually a rumor (unfounded, as far as I know) that the new 3.56 firmware scanned you drive and sent the results to Sony. Even if it did, I'm sure they've got an arcane clause in their changeable-at-a-whim-without-two-party-agreement ToS that says it's perfectly legal for them to do so.
"Most people, I think, don't even know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it?" - Thomas Hesse, Sony BMG's president of global digital business, responding to the outcry over Sony's DRM Rootkit spyware uncovered on its music CDs
I haven't bought anything from Sony or Apple in a long time. Actually my not buying anything Sony goes back to the early '90s. Not because ether company does not make good tech. It is because I personnally thing both companies are horrid entities.
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