David Jaffe Chimes in on Geohot


We all know David Jaffe is not a man who is scared to speak his mind. Lately it seems none other then Geohot has been on his mind. One might even say he has become obsessed with speaking his mind on the matter as scene on his Blog:

Source: Ripten


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  1. #1 by Eddie on February 22nd, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    I agree with Jaffe.

    This whole consumer rights thing is out of hand. It’s surely not one sided by any means. Sure we have the right to do what we want with things we buy, but what about those of us who want a secure system that will be supported and protected by the manufacturer and publishers? Don’t we have consumer rights also to use a system in the way it was designed without having to worry about malicious activity that could hurt our product both physically and monetarily?

  2. #2 by pedro on February 22nd, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I think it’s more then simply consumer rights, hacking involves third parties that have absolutely nothing to do with the companies, such as Sony.

    Hacking could lead to identity theft, credit card theft and many other things, and that would be even worse than piracy. That’s the biggest problem in my opinion.

    If the system is really broken down to pieces, that information could be accessible and other users, who have no control over the law or whatever, could be severely damaged.

    Basically what I mean is, by doing that you’re putting other people who are just like you (except for the fact they’re honest) in a dire situation, not the “big corporations” as you might think. And that is the problem with revolutions.

  3. #3 by Dean147 on February 22nd, 2011 [ 359 Points ]

    David Jaffe is a god, a legend in the industry. One of the greatest game designers there has ever been.

    everything else is irrelevant.

    also hackers are in the wrong, when you purchase something you can’t do what the **** you want with it because you *own* it, stupid retards. why can’t they just use a computer like the rest of us to run their homebrews and linux

  4. #4 by Jay on February 22nd, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    going on with the comment about the cars, it is illegal to, essentially, hack security devices on cars, as they have to meet industry safety standards, which are set by laws. You can always have your vehicle inspected by the DMV/DOT and possibly have it reclassified, though.

    If you, say, change something in a way that affects its road worthiness, and it is deemed unsafe, you will get in trouble (like not securely mounting things on a roof, etc). Plus, emissions regulations is another one.

    Point is, just because you buy something, you aren’t necessarily entitled to do what you please with it (buy a shotgun and shorten the barrel, can’t do it as laws specify an exact minimum length lol; you also can’t go around shooting people, even though that’s what they were, essentially, designed to do)

  5. #5 by Jcmdaddy on February 22nd, 2011 [ 59258 Points ]

    Damn you Jay XD you stole my shotgun example! I could care less if someone hacks their own system to be honest. In the same way I don’t drink, but don’t care if you do. I don’t look down on someone who drinks at a party, or uses an illegal drug, I’m not law enforcement. But if you get arrested for possession, or hit someone with your car while intoxicated, I’m not helping you. You did it knowing full well the consequences. I never feel sorry for anyone who fails a drug test at my work place. You knew the rules of the game. Even though I may feel that what you do at your house on the weekend is your business, company policy does not.

  6. #6 by L/L on February 22nd, 2011 [ 4782 Points ]

    Last part of his 4th statement he mentions what is not currently legal, says not to break the law but instead to take it up with the people who make the laws. Isn’t this what geohot is doing. His defence is actually an offence on the laws relevant to the case. That’s why he has admitted to everything in a very attention seeking way. If he proves what he wants it makes Sony’s argument null and void. That seems a pretty straight-forward plan, I guess Jaffe just isn’t too familiar with the courtroom which is a good thing because I love his work as a game designer.

  7. #7 by Beastxjason on February 23rd, 2011 [ 27516 Points ]

    Eddie: I agree with Jaffe.This whole consumer rights thing is out of hand.It’s surely not one sided by any means.Sure we have the right to do what we want with things we buy, but what about those of us who want a secure system that will be supported and protected by the manufacturer and publishers?Don’t we have consumer rights also to use a system in the way it was designed without having to worry about malicious activity that could hurt our product both physically and monetarily?  

    He is the man :P


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