According to wired.com, Sony has been awarded some more subpoenas in the case vs George Hotz. There is a few tidbits of new info as well. I will make one observation…Geohot has been amazingly quiet since his last outburst when Sony raided that German hackers house. I’m wondering if these new subpoena’s are making him weary or if his lawyers are telling him to keep quiet.
-Federal Magistrate granted Sony the right to acquire the IP’s of anybody who visited Geohotz site from January 2009 to present as well as anyone who accessed the downloaded files.
-Sony apparently won the subpoenas for data from YouTube, Twitter and Google as well as getting the data for all people who commented, rehosted, watched said info.
-Sony prefers to to sue Hotz in New Jersey rather then San Francisco.
-EFF thinks the subpoenas are overly broad and inappropriate.
-Sony seeking unspecified damages from Hotz.
Written by: Eddie
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