Sony Gets Temporary Restraining Order Against Geohot For PS3 3.55 Jailbreak


by casey on January 28, 2011

We were not expecting this at all. US District Judge Susan Yvonne Illston has approved Sony’s request for temporary restraining order (TRO) to GeoHot. The young hacker has been ordered to immediately stop the distribution of Homebrew Signing Tools for PS3 3.55 Jailbreak. So at the moment you can not find PS3 Jailbreak Root keys, dePKG firmware decrypter and signing tools on GeoHot’s website as he has removed it from there.

George Hotz as known as GeoHot has been ordered by the court to send “computers, hard drives, CD-roms, DVDs, USB sticks, and any other storage devices” containing code used in the hack to an office in Trenton, New Jersey for impoundments.

The complaint by Sony said that by distributing the means to bypass security built in the console, George Hotz has violated provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Susan Illston confirmed that Sony has submitted substantial evidence showing the hack is a result of DMCA violation.


Infamous PS3 hacker Mathieulh 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?”

Let us see what comes next in the Sony vs GeoHot battle. We will update you if any interesting update comes regarding the young hacker who let you jailbreak your PlayStation 3 firmware 3.55.

UPDATE: Sony vs. GeoHot Lawsuit has come to an end

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