Geohot’s Latest Interview


I hope he gets what is coming his way. I personally think anybody who donates to this guy is shameless. There is a lot of room for argument here but none the less here is the interview.

Thoughts?


Written by: Jason - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Captiosus on February 26th, 2011 [ 20 Points ]

    Initial reaction: Geohot is a tard.

    Longer, more thought out reaction:

    People like Geohot are the reason we are unlikely to see Copyright Law, which is undoubtedly becoming stronger for copyright holders, shift and strengthen towards the end user. All companies have to do is point to people like him, or people like the folks who invented the DS cards like the R4 and CycloDS Evolution, and say “see what we have to contend with?” to gain sympathy from courts.

    His argument that we own it is predicated on a very wrong belief. In essence, we do own the hardware. But the software contained on the hardware is copyrighted, and we don’t own that. In short, if I wanted to wipe every EEPROM on my PS3 and replace it with a functioning BIOS I wrote myself, I’m more that willing to. But that’s not what these so called “homebrew” scenes do. Many of them require the functionality of the out of the box PS3, including playing PS3-coded games and reading Blu-ray disks. To do this, they modify the existing, copyrighted, code and then redistribute it. That is quite illegal under 17 U.S.C., the series of laws regarding copyright in the U.S. that is also reciprocal amongst all WIPO member nations.

    His argument, therefore, is completely flawed and cannot be invoked when discussing providing access to modify copyrighted code, because the software and hardware are two independent systems.

  2. #2 by Luke on February 27th, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    He has definitely changed his tune from the rap video. Seems like he is the victim now. That lady totally asked some dumb questions, all giddy about talking to George.

  3. #3 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on February 27th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    I am sorry, but can I will use language. Okay this fag really is a **** dork. This woman is stupid as hell its like she wants to **** him. But anyway, my questions is who the hell would support an ass like him like really come on. And like isn’t it illegal to hack products. Like Hacking period is a crime. And yea like Captiosus said, the hardware inside the PS3 is really copyrighted by other corps. Yes we have the use to use products that we buy the way we want to. But it does not give us the right to pirate Games and Movies and use them to our advantage. Guys like him are the ones that are making all these companies go out of business. Like all the layoffs. ( I mean the games they made might have sucked and didn’t sell well, but this type of thing is effecting them too).

  4. #4 by user888 on February 28th, 2011

    So long, ps3blog.net. Who is donating to you? Sony?

  5. #5 by Luke on February 28th, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    user888: So long, ps3blog.net. Who is donating to you? Sony?  

    Why is it that you think we are getting paid off by SONY just because we don’t agree with GeoHot? If he doesn’t agree with what SONY put in place on the PS3 he shouldn’t buy the damn product. Maybe I should just go steal peoples credit cards, pirate games or kill people and just say “oh well I don’t agree with the rules we have in place, so I am just going to do what I damn well please”. Funny how people agree with him, yet if they created something themselves and had some tool bag cut into their profits, I bet they would sit back and take it.

    Now they have to focus resources on this damn lawsuit, so I bet we won’t see Xross Game Chat anytime soon :(

  6. #6 by Eddie on February 28th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Geohot is a tard and only interested in bettering himself…not any products.

  7. #7 by Beastxjason on February 28th, 2011 [ 26366 Points ]

    So what he is saying is you should be able to buy a car and turn it into a bomb if thats what you want to do with it? :P

  8. #8 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on March 1st, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    Beastxjason: So what he is saying is you should be able to buy a car and turn it into a bomb if thats what you want to do with it?   ^

    Idk in what way you ment that, hope it wasn;t bad yo. I am Muslim, but its cool. Like I said Idk which you ment. as in a joke or what o well.

    This guy needs to be like ****ed up by all the companies. Why won’t Apple do anything. I mean he admits to jailbreaking it and putting out codes. He is promoting theft. ANd this guy will nvr get laid, he will go up to a prostitute and she will turn him down as to what he is. Just look at way he talks and acts. As if he is the strongest bitch int he world.

  9. #9 by Goten on March 1st, 2011 [ 155 Points ]

    Geohot is enjoying the attention that lady is giving him, makes me sick. The rap video makes it clear that he did a lot of this for the attention. Pathetic.

  10. #10 by Captiosus on March 2nd, 2011 [ 20 Points ]

    user888: So long, ps3blog.net. Who is donating to you? Sony?  

    You know who I side with in this mess?

    CONSUMERS.

    Not Geohot, not Sony.

    The plain fact of the matter is this: As long as people like Geohot are out there doing these things, willfully violating copyright law, it becomes substantially harder for consumers to reclaim any of the rights we’ve had erode under copyright law for the last decade. Things like this make courts and legislatures more sympathetic to the big corporations, giving them more room to strangle customers with even harsher copyright restrictions.

    In layman’s terms: You don’t get laws changed by breaking them repeatedly and then flaunting that you broke them.

  11. #11 by kennygk on March 3rd, 2011 [ 25823 Points ]

    I agree with Captiosus. When he does this, the consumers lose, not sony.


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