The beauty about blogging is that, unlike hacking, you’re pretty much free to talk about what you want.
So, after the settlement between George Hotz and Sony last week, Mr Hotz has moved onto focusing on the current class action lawsuits involving the removal of OtherOS, a common topic here on TSA.
“These class action lawsuits are the type that can bankrupt or do seriously financial harm to a company,” said Mr Hotz, AKA Geohot, “and finally get Sony to realize that they are not above the law as they would like to believe.”
He’s still mentioning his own particular case though. “SCEA also likes to play games with their corporate structure,” he says in his latest blog. “They are whining to the court, saying they didn’t remove OtherOS and that they are just the messenger. And that they can’t get the documents and communications saying why because SCEI has them.”
“Then at the same time they assert,” he continues, referring to his own run-ins with Sony, “well you know we can get the documents, but you have to agree to never name SCEI as a defendant. If I were the plaintiffs, the first thing I would have done is added SCEI and got a motion to compel on those docs.”
“As a quick sidenote, they claim restoring Linux to your PS3 is “not only prohibited under Sony’s agreements, but is illegal”” says Hotz. “This is an example of a lie. EULAs are not law. Sony’s beliefs are not law. You win a case cleanly against someone who restored the Linux you took away from their PS3, then we’ll talk.”
“Should I feel privileged to give you $300? If you take the privilege back, what can I do with my uncontested ownership physical PS3? If I stop using your software and install my own, you’ll sue me.”
“Basically if Sony does bad things,” he concludes, “you better not call them out, or they’ll attempt to make your life hell.”