Sued PS3 Hacker GeoHot Responds With Rap

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Sued PS3 Hacker GeoHot Responds With Rap

Notorious PS3 Hacker GeoHot has something for Sony it won't be able to mess with.

Sony might be succeeding in the legal battle against George "GeoHot" Hotz, the hacker that posted the PS3's master key online, but GeoHot is winning the rap battle. GeoHot recently posted a video of himself on YouTube where he raps about his feelings on the lawsuit.

The video is GeoHot's entry into an online rap contest, but I have a feeling it's a little bit of catharsis too. In typical rap fashion, GeoHot says he wants to take things "out of the courtroom, and into the streets."

The rap is actually pretty good. GeoHot calls Sony out for suing him due to its inability to technically protect the PS3. He also mentions Lik Sang, the import website Sony shutdown with a lawsuit in 2006.

Who knew GeoHot was so talented? A hacker and a rapper? What a dangerous combination. Any chance of Kevin Butler coming up with a reply?

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I can't understand most of what he's blathering on about, but real "personifications of freedom" probably have the energy to get out of their chairs when filming rap videos.

He just needs to come to terms with he is the bad guy in this instance and the law sees it that way.

Lip syncing, but I appreciate this for the lulz.

Uhm okay, that was...... white ?

Mazty:
He just needs to come to terms with he is the bad guy in this instance and the law sees it that way.

To believe the first thibg is your prerogative, with the second thing, we might want to wait until he has actually been sentenced to anything.

Mazty:
He just needs to come to terms with he is the bad guy in this instance and the law sees it that way.

Except that sony is in a big "shoot the messenger" mood and is is violating every single "fair trial" law in existence here.

Enjoyable! Got more than I expected out of that, good for him for the effort. Also I hope Sony gets taken down a notch because of this in some way.

...what? I can be against both Microsoft and Sony. I have multitasking powers...of hate.

Good for him, at least he still has a sense of humour about the whole thing =)

LawlessSquirrel:
Enjoyable! Got more than I expected out of that, good for him for the effort. Also I hope Sony gets taken down a notch because of this in some way.

...what? I can be against both Microsoft and Sony. I have multitasking powers...of hate.

But what about Activision and the Kotick empire?

OT: Well, that was... Interesting... =/
I like the fact that he's gone and challenged Sony, but he could of done it in a better way...

I'm rooting for that guy, Sony shouldn't sue people for breaking through their security. It was bound to happen eventually.

Love his sense of humour and Sony got served. Don't care what the rest says, Sony just whines like a little bitch to me. Nothing stops hackers. NOTHING.

Also, removing the OtherOS, Sony was asking to be hacked and mauled. So I see no justification there.

I am indeed waiting for Butler to reply with a rap...

If he's allowed though, maybe Sony has grounded him for the whole master key tweeting ;)
ofc could be his assistant who tweeted it not him :3

addeB:
I'm rooting for that guy, Sony shouldn't sue people for breaking through their security. It was bound to happen eventually.

thats like saying shops shouldn't prosecute theives "it was bound to happen eventually".
Or murderers shouldn't be chased by the legal system "it was bound to happen eventually" seriously weak line of argument there. Just because it can and does happen doesn't mean people should lay back and take it, if some1 was threatening your personal income you'd be pissed off too.

Asehujiko:

Mazty:
He just needs to come to terms with he is the bad guy in this instance and the law sees it that way.

Except that sony is in a big "shoot the messenger" mood and is is violating every single "fair trial" law in existence here.

"You helped promote and further the hacking of the PS3 anti-copyright system"
No, it seems pretty fair to label him the criminal here.

Mazty:

"You helped promote and further the hacking of the PS3 anti-copyright system"
No, it seems pretty fair to label him the criminal here.

Here´s an idea:
How about we NOT reduce a REALLY complex case, that touches upon rather fundamental issues, such as meanings of ownership and what is actually allowed in the area of copyright-protection, to a one-sentence talking point.

LawlessSquirrel:
Enjoyable! Got more than I expected out of that, good for him for the effort. Also I hope Sony gets taken down a notch because of this in some way.

...what? I can be against both Microsoft and Sony. I have multitasking powers...of hate.

taken down a notch? your kidding right?

I hope this guy gets a major fine and prison time

He coulda played the Justin Timberlake character in The Social Network. Getting sued and taking it with a sense of humour.

TheAmazingHobo:

Mazty:

"You helped promote and further the hacking of the PS3 anti-copyright system"
No, it seems pretty fair to label him the criminal here.

Here´s an idea:
How about we NOT reduce a REALLY complex case, that touches upon rather fundamental issues, such as meanings of ownership and what is actually allowed in the area of copyright-protection, to a one-sentence talking point.

Or how about you don't convolute something which is as simple as a person designing a method to bypass a systems copyright restrictions?

If Kevin Butler does do a rap response to this I will die happy.

jp201:
taken down a notch? your kidding right?

I hope this guy gets a major fine and prison time

Oh, no argument that he should pay for his crime, but Sony isn't exactly a symbol of innocence in all this. I'd like to see these big companies be forced to take responsibility for going back on their promises. It might stop them from always thinking they can get away with it. Hell, I think both parties are guilty in their own ways.

KaosuHamoni:
But what about Activision and the Kotick empire?

OT: Well, that was... Interesting... =/
I like the fact that he's gone and challenged Sony, but he could of done it in a better way...

Oh, and Activision. But I only have enough hate in my heart for two at a time, and Activision counts for both. It'll have to wait it's turn.

This might be hilariously funny, but he's just being stupid. They will use it against him in court. This kind of behavior makes cases really easy to prove in court.

"Apparently you don't fully understand the seriousness of your situation. Let us demonstrate to the judge with this video".

I'm seriously at a loss as to how sony won that legal battle.

I'm gonna go ahead an say it.

Everyone involved got a huge stinking bribe.

He owned the system. Unless the meaning of that has somehow changed, cracking it and then showing other people how to do the same is in no way illegal.

He never actually played any copied games (at-least not to public knowledge).

I don't understand how Apple lost this exact same battle whilst Sony is winning it.

Mazty:

Or how about you don't convolute something which is as simple as a person designing a method to bypass a systems copyright restrictions?

Yes, that is the immediate criminal case at hand.
And I don´t even give a fuck about that specific dude.

But I do care about the broader questions, such as whether or not such acts of hacking actually should constitute a crime. Whether it should be okay to mess with something you own in a way you desire. Not to mention to problematic nature of the restraining oder itself, which demands the retraction of information that has been posted on the internet.
Just because you do not wish to think about the general implications of a case, does not mean there are none.

The law was made to keep the middle class down and in the mud while allowing the tip top to get away with anything they wish, these laws are no different, he is being prosecuted for editing his system in any other way this would be fine change a car fine change a blender fine change a console would be fine if only there wasn't a chance they would lose millions in game sales.

The law is on the side of the rich and the fools that say this man is the bad guy are just puppets brain washed after years of propaganda

theoverall:
This might be hilariously funny, but he's just being stupid. They will use it against him in court. This kind of behavior makes cases really easy to prove in court.

"Apparently you don't fully understand the seriousness of your situation. Let us demonstrate to the judge with this video".

I was thinking the same thing. He's just digging himself a deeper hole for Sony to bury him in. He should've just bought the damn thing and played games on it.

I wish I could file suit for his horrible rapping.

LawlessSquirrel:

jp201:
taken down a notch? your kidding right?

I hope this guy gets a major fine and prison time

Oh, no argument that he should pay for his crime, but Sony isn't exactly a symbol of innocence in all this. I'd like to see these big companies be forced to take responsibility for going back on their promises. It might stop them from always thinking they can get away with it. Hell, I think both parties are guilty in their own ways.

If Sony would be taken down a notch or at all by some guy posting a rap video, they would have fallen long ago. You don't become a multi billion dollar company by flinching from people who criticize you.

Though I do agree that Sony is also wrong in this incident, we forgot that companies that make this much money can perform secret murders if they feel that person is a threat.

Just kidding on the last part don't take it seriously.

OH GOD THERE HERE....

help.

gphjr14:

theoverall:
This might be hilariously funny, but he's just being stupid. They will use it against him in court. This kind of behavior makes cases really easy to prove in court.

"Apparently you don't fully understand the seriousness of your situation. Let us demonstrate to the judge with this video".

I was thinking the same thing. He's just digging himself a deeper hole for Sony to bury him in. He should've just bought the damn thing and played games on it.

I wish I could file suit for his horrible rapping.

In my eyes, he pwned em and shows he's taking the whole thing in stride.

jp201:
If Sony would be taken down a notch or at all by some guy posting a rap video, they would have fallen long ago. You don't become a multi billion dollar company by flinching from people who criticize you.

Though I do agree that Sony is also wrong in this incident, we forgot that companies that make this much money can perform secret murders if they feel that person is a threat.

Just kidding on the last part don't take it seriously.

OH GOD THERE HERE....

help.

Of course it won't do much, if anything, but I can always hope because Sony is completely innocent and deserves my full support.

I will now enjoy my place of residence and will no longer attempt to slander the good name of Sony. Do not contact me, I will be on a prolonged holiday to a place where I cannot be reached.

Sincerely, Escapist Forum Member.

Roboto:

gphjr14:

theoverall:
This might be hilariously funny, but he's just being stupid. They will use it against him in court. This kind of behavior makes cases really easy to prove in court.

"Apparently you don't fully understand the seriousness of your situation. Let us demonstrate to the judge with this video".

I was thinking the same thing. He's just digging himself a deeper hole for Sony to bury him in. He should've just bought the damn thing and played games on it.

I wish I could file suit for his horrible rapping.

In my eyes, he pwned em and shows he's taking the whole thing in stride.

He won't be taking it in stride when he's spending the rest of his life giving part of his income to the settlement plus court fees. He won't have time to hack PS3's or make god awful rap videos.

Tom Goldman:
He also mentions Lik Sang, the import website Sony shutdown with a lawsuit in 2006.

That affair is one of the biggest blights on Sony's reputation in recent history. It was blatant corporate bullying that resulted in the closure of one of the most popular import stores in the world. Even worse, it ended up forcing other import stores to implement a self-emposed embargo on all PS3/PSP related exports, hurting customers in the process. Fortunately, the situation has slowly been improving since last year, but Sony still deserves a lot of hatred for that one.

Anyway, funny video. If Sony wanted to respond in kind, it would probably end up being something like this:

That was pretty damn good. I am impressed. Based on the precedent set by his jailbreaking case he should win this one.

ionveau:
The law was made to keep the middle class down and in the mud while allowing the tip top to get away with anything they wish, these laws are no different, he is being prosecuted for editing his system in any other way this would be fine change a car fine change a blender fine change a console would be fine if only there wasn't a chance they would lose millions in game sales.

The law is on the side of the rich and the fools that say this man is the bad guy are just puppets brain washed after years of propaganda

Ummm, this case has NOTHING to do with keeping the rich, rich. It has everything to do with a guy posting a threat to the security of a softwarethat he doesn't own. Get off you anti-corporation high horse and smell the coffee here. Geohot fucked up by claiming responsibility right off the bat. Making a rap video about doing the crime really doesn't help is "innocence" either as funny as it was. Seriously if you want to propagate your Illuminati fantasy then stop listening to Immortal Technique and actually read up on actual proven conspiracy theories. I hear that MK-ULTRA is a good read.

This is the first time i've seen the news before it gets posted here because i visit the psx-scene forums

Huh, he was actually pretty decent. I'll file this under the subgenre "happer".

I don't really know much about the case though.

TheAmazingHobo:

Mazty:

Or how about you don't convolute something which is as simple as a person designing a method to bypass a systems copyright restrictions?

Yes, that is the immediate criminal case at hand.
And I don´t even give a fuck about that specific dude.

But I do care about the broader questions, such as whether or not such acts of hacking actually should constitute a crime. Whether it should be okay to mess with something you own in a way you desire. Not to mention to problematic nature of the restraining order itself, which demands the retraction of information that has been posted on the internet.
Just because you do not wish to think about the general implications of a case, does not mean there are none.

Well not wanting to sound a dick, but keep the philosophical ramblings for after meal port & cigar sessions. Hacking is clearly a crime as it clearly is theft/breaking & entering.
Messing with something you own would be fine as long as you kept it to yourself. One guy isn't going to be able to pirate games. However making it available to everyone is simply aiding and abetting criminal activity.
This really isn't complex at all.

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