It has created an uproar and disbelief in the scene after Court has decided that George Hotz is indeed breaking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. US District Judge Susan Illston has granted Sony’s request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to the popular device jailbreaker. Further hearings for the case will remain in California as well.
With 10 days to comply, Hotz has been ordered to send “computers , hard drives, CD-roms, DVDs, USB sticks, and any other storage devices” that contain circumvention code to an office in Trenton, New Jersey for impoundment.
In the scene, Mathieulh an outspoken PSP & PS3 hacker has said “Ok looks like there is no such thing as a fair justice/trial in the USA, damn, I am so glad I don’t live there….”
“Seriously, Sony’s behavior right now reminds me of the Church during the inquisitions… Too full of themselves and self-righteous to see the obvious truth that’s laying right in front of them. (And which they desperately try to ignore/hide)”
“Why can’t anyone point out the numerous anti-trust and consumer laws Sony violates by not allowing interoperability on their platforms?”