Saturday, February 12, 2011

Judge Orders Geohot to Let Sony Inspect His Hard Drive

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has ruled that Sony will be allowed access to Geohot's hard drive, according to a Wired report.

When Geohot's lawyer object saying that Sony would be able to view all his other files, Illston replied, "That's the breaks".

Illston informed Kellar that it was routine for the entire contents of computers to be searched in a bid to isolate what is being sought, as in child pornography prosecutions.

Kellar: "Your honor, we're certainly not dealing with child pornography in this issue,"

Illston: "Here, I find probable cause that your client has got these things on his computer," she said. "It's a problem when more than one thing is kept on the computer. I’ll make sure the order is and will be that Sony is only entitled to isolate … the information on the computer that relates to the hacking of the PlayStation."

Sony is also demanding that YouTube surrender the personal information of those who viewed Geohot's PS3 jailbreak video on a private page.

*thanks iclarified*

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