Sony Files restraining orders again PS3 hackers…


Sony has filed restraing orders aginst groups distrbuting kits the give users root access to sony PS3 units.  The hacks alloow users to cirumvent the built PS3 DRM and and run there own software.   Sont claims the software is primararly being used to enable users to play bootleg video games.


“Defendants George Hotz, “Bushing,” Hector Cantero, Sven Peter and “Segher” (collectively, “Defendants”) are computer hackers. Working individually and in concert with one another, Defendants recently bypassed effective technological protection measures (“TPMs”) employed by plaintiff Sony Computer Entertainment America LLP (“SCEA”) in its proprietary PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (“PS3 System”). Through the Internet, Defendants are distributing software, tools and instructions (collectively, “Circumvention Devices”) that circumvent the TPMs in the PS3 System and facilitate the counterfeiting of video games.”


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