Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Apparently, I have fled the country. ROFL

Factually, it's true I'm in South America, on a vacation I've had planned and paid for since November. I mean, it is Spring break; hacking isn't my life. Rest assured that not a dime of legal defense money would ever go toward something like this. And of course Townsend loves the idea of painting me as an international fugitive. I have been in contact with my lawyers almost every day; I would not let the case suffer. That said, I also won't let this ridiculous lawsuit run my life either. Then the fearmongerers win.

I will be back, I hear it's hard to come by the Xperia Play down here.


Blogger Daniel said...

Do a google search on "geohot flees". Amazing how news spread fast, eh?

March 23, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Alecco Locco said...

You're welcome to stay!

Hope you managed to meet the local reverse engineering and hacker community.

March 23, 2011 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Shadow said...

LMAO, we all knew better. But you DO have a lot of haters, George. They will stop at nothing to throw you under the bus, every chance they get. This was to be expected. Hang in there.

March 23, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Dr. Garfield said...

will you pass by brazil? we love you here, guy!

March 23, 2011 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Juliano said...

passa aqui vamos tomar um chimarrao

March 23, 2011 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Can't wait 'till you get your hands on the Xperia Play and expose the inconsistency of the DMCA in regard to what's considered fair use of consumer devices.

March 23, 2011 at 8:59 PM  
OpenID 15f68408-55b2-11e0-9e8b-000f20980440 said...

Why were the controller boards removed from the hard drives you were ordered to turn over?

March 23, 2011 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger BorG_ said...

Hope you have had a chance to relax and get smashed! Have a shot of tequila (or 10) for me!

March 23, 2011 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Damon said...

Completely off topic but have you happen to get your hands on an iPad 2? Thoughts, and comments? Hope you have a nice vacation.

March 23, 2011 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Tuuuuras said...

George, If you come to Sao Paulo Brasil I pay you a beer, contact me trough email or twitter... Welcome to south America

March 23, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Lord Rahl said...

Lately I have been reading some alarming hatred towards Mr Hotz from consumers who are feeding into the lies Sony is spreading. This is my thoughts on this subject.

This is nto towrads many of you here since most of you are supporters of Geohot rather than to the haters that I know come here every now and then.

You people need to start thinking for yourselves and not what big companies tells you to think.

This guy is fighting for every one of you whether you want to believe it or not. There is a thing called consumer rights and they are being violated more and more every year and you should be mad as hell about it.

How many of you ever decided to go under the hood of your car and “hack” it to go just a little faster than stock. Or maybe you decided to “hack” your car to get a little better gas mileage. Or how about you not liking the stock house you bought so you decided to “hack” it by adding better heating and cooling. What if the manufacture of your car and the builder of your home decided to sue you for changing the way their product was meant to operate? What if they was to tell you that in fact you don’t own the car or house you paid for that you only bought the right to use it. At what point has a company gone too far in telling you what you can or can’t do with something you paid for?

The ramifications for this go FAR beyond Sony and a game console. People like me who thinks for ourselves knows what is at stake here and can see the big picture. Not just the picture Sony is showing you.

Even if you can’t think out of the box at least sit there and look at the game console your play with. Don’t you at least want to be able to say you own it? Who cares if you never want to use it for anything but playing game but don’t you want to at least say to yourself that you own what you paid your hard earned money for? Because if you believe what Sony and other companies want you to believe then you must accept the fact that as far as they see it you don’t own that console at all. All you paid for what the right to use that console.

I won’t even get into the fact that what George Hotz did had nothing to do with being able to so called “cheat” on PSN or even be able to play backups at all. If any of you had even bothered to say to yourself “hey I wonder if what Sony is saying is all true” you would already know this.

It is really very sad that there are so many sheeple in the world willing to let big companies tell them how to think. I guess for some it is just easier to let some overlord direct their thoughts rather than waste energy doing it yourself.

Many of you should not even be in the human gene pool.

March 23, 2011 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger vitorgatti said...

Are you in Brazil? :D

March 23, 2011 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Lav0s said...

take your time and rest assured.
i have something that will help your cause, just waiting to start putting into game the big guns xD

March 23, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger WhiteTigerX7 said...

Rahl is correct. For every iceberg we see floating on the surface of the ocean, a huge mountain of ice lurks below the surface hidden from view.

Consumer right are being strangled to death from us. First by Microsoft stating we don't own a copy of their OS, instead we license it and use it on a machine we buy.

Now Sony wants to say we buy a license to use a gaming console? What's next? We buy a permit to breath the air that has to be renewed for life?

You people don't think!!!


March 23, 2011 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Jin-Sung said...

You are an idiot.
As much as I hate the stupid Gaming "journalists" and the media sensationalizing this story, you can't possibly defend this move.
You, someone who sought donations from strangers for your legal fees, SPENT MONEY(doesn't matter whether you used the fund you collected for this little trip of yours or not) "vacationing" in a foreign country when you should be busy dealing with the case and spend every available financial source on the current matter at hand.
What the hell were you thinking? Of course people are going to bat an eye when someone in your situation "travels" to a foreign country.
Did you really think people aren't going to react negatively to this?
Your cocky attitude will be your downfall. That is, if you are actually planning on "returning from vacation".
Enjoy the trip while you can.

March 23, 2011 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger yoblow said...

say hi to the most interesting man in the world for me, and remember to stay thirsty my friend ;)

March 23, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger PS3Cricket said...

Geohot - For once, for NOW, just stop talking like an arrogant ass? Like talking about Xperia Play and all that. Talk all you want after you're done with this case but your lawyers are going against a Mega Corporation right now presenting someone who easily comes off as arrogant first and genuine third.

March 23, 2011 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger WhiteTigerX7 said...

The case is literally nothing more than a sick joke at this point anyway and the behavior not only of the judges, lawyers representing Sony, and equally their claims and actions have turned this into nothing but a media circus.

George's lawyers obviously know this, as does George. Hell the whole IT world knows about it and how big of a sham this whole entire thing is.

The entirety of it is, at the end of the day, Sony is turning into, along with their lawyers, nothing more than a propaganda machine. This is just another rat race concocted by a dying company trying to market themselves out to a fading community and genre.

George can laugh at their stupidity all he wants as can we all. In the end regardless of who wins the case, Sony will have lost everything, so let's just let the Sony gestapo spin-doctor all the propaganda they want. The people know the truth and the facts anyway. George isn't the only one laughing at Sony in this either... the whole gaming community is, especially Sony's biggest rival Microsoft, and hell even I'm laughing too.

March 23, 2011 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger santos78 said...

Those fudge packers! :P

March 23, 2011 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger kimdalanxa said...

I luv what haters write about this guy! just to let u (haters)know GEOHOT just dont give a f___k about what u think! so keep up with yore fgt life and GTFO once and for all! And please SONY just leave GEO alone, you cant sue a guy just becuse he alone is smarter than an entire company! ahahahahah
IM with u GEO PORTUGAL luv´s u!

March 23, 2011 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger peter said...

enjoy the time away. clear your head. have fun!

March 23, 2011 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Fernanda said...

come to balneario camboriu/SC in brazil and ill buy you a beer.

March 23, 2011 at 10:49 PM  
OpenID 639d096a-55c2-11e0-b8ae-000bcdcb5194 said...

Does sony realize that the ban on "circumvention devices" in the DMCA is talking about devices which enable pirated content to be used? If so they should realize that george didn't allow pirated games to be played, as he didn't patch LV2 to enable the proper syscalls, anyways George, glad this got cleared up, I saw the "fleeing" story in school and said "this isn't true, Geohot wouldn't do this" as for the PSN account, I don't know, but psx-scene says it isn't yours. Good luck bro, btw even Sony fanboys in my town want you to win, says something, dont it?

March 23, 2011 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Lance989 said...

Hey first of all GL on your case and I hope you are well. Second just a comment on your case..IP addresses are not people.....if your lease expires from your ISP someone else is getting your ip what your the same person? Dont let them pull any of that.

March 23, 2011 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Thats right you Run you Nigger Fag!


March 24, 2011 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger Night Breed said...

@Jin-Sung I'm guessing you didn't bother to read the part that he had this vacation setup before the lawsuit huh? Damn reading comprehension is fucking piss poor now a days. Also excuse him for actually having a life and not letting the lawsuit completely consume him. The dude's been through a hell of a lot and he's not even aloud to take a few days off to have some time to himself? Doesn't matter what country it's in. It's a civil case, it's not like he's going to jail so he's well within his rights to go on vacation in another country.

Jesus :S.

March 24, 2011 at 12:15 AM  
OpenID 9cdcb13c-55d4-11e0-b325-000bcdcb2996 said...

Does anyone know how to PM george? I may have something useful for his defense (it's on sony's website).

March 24, 2011 at 1:07 AM  
Blogger Daedalus said...

Hi come to uruguay!

March 24, 2011 at 1:13 AM  
Blogger david said...

I can't believe how many legit gaming news sites have picked up on this BS news!
Even Gamespot is reporting it now. Instant loss of respect for any site that does that.

March 24, 2011 at 1:22 AM  
Blogger DAGrau said...

Hey Geo, i will wait for you in La Bombonera this Sunday!!! Riquelme will show you a real Football/Soccer show, with the Fans of "La 12".

Geo, te espero en La Bombonera el Domingo!!!
Riquelme te va a mostrá un verdadero espectáculo futbolistico junta a la hinchada de "La 12".

Sos un capo pibe jaja

March 24, 2011 at 1:26 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Hello couple of things here...1) if your against the Jail breaking of the ps3 or reverse engineering of your own personal property then this is not your site!!! This guy didn't create the modded patches needed for MW2 challenge lobbies he simply just gave the ps3 back what it came with!!! 2) @ Jin-Sung the guy has ever right to go where he wants to when he wants had the wrong guy on the stand any way he simply made it easier n less time consuming on only 3.55 so not like he killed some one shit give the man a break I dont see u mad at godlymodz or reddotcity for making it readily avalible to download patches. N 3) to the ones who think its for piracy ur idiots its not as easy as putting ever gane in and saving it n ur done presto its a bit more there n I would not be surprised if half the hatters r people who A) bricked there consoles B) r just to stupid to follow simple instructions C) suck at games n used the JB (JB= jailbreak for the idiots who don't like me or other people who don't like geohot n his efforts to give us something that they can't figure it out) to have god mode n nukes in MW2 cuz they suck n can't do it legit. D) Haters just plain SUCK AT LIFE!!! So if I have personally insulted you FXXK YOU n you can let me know at or better yet send me a text n we can talk one on one my personal cell number 1(773)606-0733

March 24, 2011 at 2:26 AM  
OpenID omarpalvarez said...

Dang it! i wrote a big paragraph and it erased, im not writing everything again...

all im going to say is dude thank you for standing up for us! we need to stand together and fight for our right..

my motto: "I bought it so i can mod it!"

March 24, 2011 at 6:33 AM  
OpenID omarpalvarez said...

Dang it! i wrote a big paragraph and it erased, im not writing everything again...

all im going to say is dude thank you for standing up for us! we need to stand together and fight for our right..

my motto: "I bought it so i can mod it!"

March 24, 2011 at 6:33 AM  
OpenID omarpalvarez said...

very well stated michael very well stated....

March 24, 2011 at 6:37 AM  
OpenID youarenotastar said...

You are a cocky little kid that thinks this kind of stuff makes you look like a "gangstar" but it only hurts those who donated money to your cause. You have to think of your image to the public. These kind of actions dont suit you very well. If you are commited to fight for our rights then dont go on party before winning it. People here kiss your ass like your somekind of god but all they want is to "feed" from the benefits of your so called work. Bottom line, they all just want free stuff. Those that support you now think they were tricked by this stupid LG puns and vacations.

You have the brains of a genius but the class of a douche bag.

March 24, 2011 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Rojan said...

So you go on a holiday with your own money and then ask for legal fees? You are a faggot son, get your priorities straight.

March 24, 2011 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Jin-Sung said...

@Night Breed
I am guessing you didn't bother to read my comment either, Mr. Smartypants.
It DOESN'T MATTER whether he planned this before the lawsuit or not.
It DOESN'T MATTER whether he used his own money or the donation fund for this little trip of his.
If he really wanted a break from the case he can scoot off to Hawaii or some place else WITHIN THE COUNTRY.
The fact of the matter is, this reflects bad on him no matter what. Of course he is FULLY within his right to travel. It does not mean he should, you jackass.
He's been playing the victim card lamenting about how he is a poor lone guy against the giant corporation and asked money from generous people for help.
He can't then just turn around and pull off an idiotic move like this.
I personally feel bad for his lawyers. They must be pulling their hairs out at his idiocy and immaturity.
Good luck defending this douchebag, idiots.

March 24, 2011 at 9:48 AM  
OpenID d99bcdd8-4201-11e0-ba74-000bcdcb8a73 said...

yeah, ok.


March 24, 2011 at 10:15 AM  
OpenID Omega said...

@Rojan @Jin-Sung Learn to fucking read dipshits. Geohot said he paid for the trip in November of last year. The shit with Sony only started in January you fucktards. If something is already paid for you might as well enjoy it FFS.

March 24, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Potato said...

I'll donate a tequila shot to you next time donations are open ;)

March 24, 2011 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Christopher Corn said...

I wonder if they are going to declare me as being Doe #99. I have yet to see other motions to quash from any of the other subpoenaed parties. If I don't see anything from paypal, google, (youtube) or twitter I am going to be throughly disappointed (with them). I really don't care much about my own privacy at this point; it is just the principals of our respective privacies that are at hand. Yes, I watched the CCC video stream live and I have reviewed it many times since. I missed out on the original geohot video in question, but have viewed copies of it. I have no interest in playing video games, but I do like to tinker.

March 24, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger mot said...

@ Jin-Sung
"I am guessing you didn't bother to read my comment either, Mr. Smartypants.
It DOESN'T MATTER whether he planned this before the lawsuit or not.
It DOESN'T MATTER whether he used his own money or the donation fund for this little trip of his.
If he really wanted a break from the case he can scoot off to Hawaii or some place else WITHIN THE COUNTRY.
The fact of the matter is, this reflects bad on him no matter what. Of course he is FULLY within his right to travel. It does not mean he should, you jackass.
He's been playing the victim card lamenting about how he is a poor lone guy against the giant corporation and asked money from generous people for help.
He can't then just turn around and pull off an idiotic move like this.
I personally feel bad for his lawyers. They must be pulling their hairs out at his idiocy and immaturity.
Good luck defending this douchebag, idiots."

dued he probaly cleared it with his lawyers frist not if he didnt then he is an idoit cut the guy a break and lol sony just suffered a major hit from mother nature

March 24, 2011 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger leo said...

saludos desde mexico, se te apoya, sigue asi, XD

March 24, 2011 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Swepierro said...

guide for the ps3 YLOD

March 24, 2011 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Darkus said...

Go PERU! Geohot! we need take a photo =D

March 24, 2011 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Just wrote an article about this case a week ago for my university newspaper (lol) really trying to dumb the particulars down so people can understand how screwed up the whole thing is (really wish Sony would just drop the whole thing).

Good Luck!
I hope you kick Sony's ass, like they deserve

Anyway, have a fun vacation George! :D

March 24, 2011 at 4:07 PM  
OpenID Diegok said...

si estas en buenos aires pasaste por el apple store de macstation cañitas...tendras muchos iphone 4 en 4.3 para desbloquear.
pagamos bien!

March 24, 2011 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger WhiteTigerX7 said...

Does anyone with half a brain and any intelligence see that Sony is attempting to prove that consumers have no rights here?

Seriously, the pro-Sony crowd, and the anti-piracy crowd... you need to re-read EVERYTHING going on here. This isn't about piracy or illegal actions against a company.

This about the rights of consumers having ownership rights over products they buy in stores. Sony wants to say we buy a license to use and handle a product. George is saying we have full ownership of products we buy in stores.

So do your math.

March 24, 2011 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger comet said...

Whelp, leaving the USA is illegal for you.

You removed internal hdd components why? Hiding something?
Lied about donations.
Broke restraining order.

Enlighten me.

March 24, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Jin-Sung said...

I am stating the FACT that this move is stupid on his part. It reflects bad on him, no matter how many excuses you and he can come up with.
That's a fact, not my opinion. Stop sucking his cock for a second and actually take a look at what he did for the past few months and how it reflects on him as a person.

In case if your comments are some dumb strawman argument, no, I am not defending Sony. They are a bunch of idiots and could've handled this better.
Sony is a giant fucking corporation with huge financial assets. It does not need defending from me or anyone else.
That does not make Geohot, a cocky hacker, a folk-hero in my book.
Don't overblow this into some kind of epic battle for consumer rights, because it isn't you naive moron.

March 24, 2011 at 5:30 PM  
OpenID Omega said...

@Jin-Sung Maybe you should stop sucking on Sony's dick first. I honestly don't give a fuck how Geohot acts so long as he is fighting for my rights as a consumer to do whatever the fuck i want with a console i paid for with my hard earned money. Win or lose, Sony is the one who's going to be paying for it out the ass in the long run. How is he fleeing the country? It's well within his rights to go on vacation during a civil suit.

March 24, 2011 at 6:06 PM  
OpenID Omega said...

@Jin-Sung If he wasn't allowed out of the country I'm sure he would have been stopped by airport security and forced to stay in the country. Not to mention he would have had to have talked to his lawyers about this beforehand. All you ever do is bash on what Geohot has done, is doing, and most likely what he will do too yet you never badmouth Sony. I doubt anyone here would be sad to see you fuck off with your pessimistic bullshit. Call me naive or whatever the fuck you want but unlike you i can see the whole fucking picture.

March 24, 2011 at 6:06 PM  
OpenID free-tech-247 said...


March 24, 2011 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Henry said...

Getting sued should not prevent you from doing what you want to beyond where the case is concerned (as in, obviously the case should prevent him from continuing hacking the ps3 per the TRO). But getting sued doesn't mean you should drop your entire life while the case is going on. Consider that corporate litigation can last a VERY long time... this is a civil case, he shouldn't be under virtual house arrest for the entire duration of it.

The whole reason george is fighting the lawsuit now is that he doesn't think about "how this will reflect on him" but just does what he wants. Part of what he wants is not having to hide what he's accomplished, which is how he wound up as the main target of this lawsuit.

The "FACT" is that it MAY reflect badly on him depending on who's looking at the information, but that doesn't necessarily make it a bad move. Those who support him will continue, and those who oppose will still oppose him. You maintain your dislike for Sony, and support for at least George's cause.

March 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Draconic said...

Good job geohot. You've got the press scrambling, you've got some eyes on you again. Take the opportunity if you can to educate these lamers.

March 24, 2011 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Jose Luis said...

What I don´t get is that you ask for money to defend yourself from sony´s lawyers cause it´s very expensive, but you DO have money to waste on holidays. Oh man, that way I could also fool any company I´d wanted too. You get very cocky with sony but later you come begging for money. Blame on your family who did not slap you when they should.

March 24, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
OpenID Omega said...

@Jose Luis Fucking read you stupid fuck. It even says in the damn blog that he paid for the vacation in advance in november of last year. Hell the comments even say that too. Save everyone some trouble and open your damn eyes so you can read the text in front of you.

March 24, 2011 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I think both sides of this case are laughable. Sony doesn't want you to mod the stuff they sell so they put it in the EULA. If you don't like that then don't buy Sony's products. Yes Sony is pulling a dick move by restricting the PS3 but the fact of the matter is you agreed to let them do it by agreeing to the EULA so you have no one to blame but yourself.

March 24, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger WhiteTigerX7 said...

I don't remember agreeing to an End User License Agreement when turning on my old PS3. There was NOTHING in the license distributed with the BIOS updates, instruction manual, or even the PSN sign up that say you can not use the system out of original concept or design.

All it says is you can not modify the software included with the system for illicit and illegal purposes, all of which George has not even done... IF YOU READ!!!

The only things George did was add back OtherOS support, unlock the HyperVisor for using the Nvidia RSX graphics chip, and allow for someone to re-add the software emulation program of the PSOne and PS2 back into the Custom Firmware.

The CFW actually does not contain any code to allow software piracy or illicit usage of the system in any way shape or form. George made sure of this as he has stated on numerous occasions. The CFW does not violate any laws domestic or international.

March 24, 2011 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger WhiteTigerX7 said...

In fact, no laws of any kind have been broken. The only thing that happened was George showed the world the PS3 could be modified and that the system wasn't as secure as claimed, especially the part where Playstation Network was totally insecure and that supposedly encrypted data like purchases were instead being transmitted over the internet in PlainText rather than CypherText.

Basically put, Sony got caught with their pants and their underwear down, by an average Joe from nowhere America.

March 24, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Bruntainia said...

turn this site into a blog site man

March 24, 2011 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Lisandro said...


If you are near Rosario, just give me a call and we can play some backups on the PS3.

March 24, 2011 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger DragonIce said...

@whitetiger, that would be the original one, they can alter it any point, they change it to you may not circumvent the security, which he did

March 25, 2011 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Jose Luis said...

@Omega, calm down dude. I you had not the same IQ of a 5 year old boy you would know what i´m saying. I don´t doubt he would pay for the vacation before everything blew in front of his face, but if you were smart enough you should know all the cost of a journey, not just what you pay in advance... There´s no point in arguing with someone who is so busy sucking his own cock that won´t listen...
And this goes for everyone: If he is SO innocent why he keeps on lying? Why is he even being judge?

March 25, 2011 at 2:47 AM  
Blogger DiCe said...

Goodluck bro, Sony needs to be like apple and lose the case and let the jailbreaking be legal, we paid good money for these units to not just play games and explore Internet, hell, Sony put the option to run lynux on these units, and then take it off later, if I'm not mistaking that's "Indian Giving", you can't buy someone a birthday gift and decide to take it back later, wish you good luck and hope you win, all you did was allow to put another OS back on OUR units, we pay for them and have receipts on them we can do what we want with them, Sony after you make something and SELL it, it's not yours no more... If you buy a vehicle and throw some 24" rims on it, can Chevrolet take you to court for it? No!

March 25, 2011 at 4:38 AM  
Blogger Henry said...

@Jose Luis
what do you mean by "if you were smart enough you should know all the cost of a journey, not just what you pay in advance..." Do you mean the money he spends while traveling, food etc? Can't be THAT much. Either way, are you saying he can't live like a normal person while a lawsuit is still dragging through jurisdiction arguments? This suit will probably be hanging over him for quite a while considering sony's resources. Sounds like you're putting him in prison before he's convicted (and this isn't even a criminal case!)

And what exactly is he lying about?

March 25, 2011 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger Somchai said...

Geohot, dude, don't listen to other, what we bought belong to us and what we do with our stuff is entirely our own. Thanks for this lawsuit, no more SONY for me, ever!
I am starting campaign "No More Sony!"....
They are a grand daddy of the electronic gagget anyway..

March 25, 2011 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger Casshernstarwind said...

So, In relation to the new events with Sony apparantly finding Geohot`s new PSN created this month, Isnt it true that sony will have no legal grounds from this since the event took place AFTER he hacked the PS3?

PS3 = Hacked by geohot before this month.
Sony = Attempting to restrict geohots rights to hack the PS3
Geo = Signs up for the PSN since he obviously has no intrest in hacking the PS3 anymore. At least thats why I can see him doing it.

Thats like if the USA tried to send a bartender to prison for bootlegging alcohol after they made it illegal to have an operational still back in like...the 1950`s?... (I suck at history)

But, Seriously, Sony is honestly trying to press for a legal issue with something that happened BEFORE geohot was legally bound to the ToS.

therefore, He is free from all charges involving the ToS.

Unless sony happens to have a time machine that is~

Now I myself, am not someone to go through with something along these lines (Mainly due to the fear factor that sony has put into all of its previous followers)

But, as I stand from a non-bias position, not on a field hating hackers, and not on a field hating sony`s security.
I can safely say.
Sony, You are making yourself look Aweful, And to be honest, I cant support a company anymore that will show such pathetic business practices.

I will be selling my shares of your company~ Though given the recent events, I doubt they are worth much of Anything, Now, Quit growling at the mailman, He has a package to deliver, and the only thing thats going to happen by you trying to bite him for it, Is you will get put down like the dog you have become~

March 25, 2011 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger ****SAURAV**** said...

I wish & pray to god that geohotz makes a recovery over this case.. Iphone hacking society is lacking it'z brain without geohot.. we could say that Iphone 4 is not yet unlocked due the reason of geohot's struggle.. We all must make a war may be a direct or indirect against sony for hampering such a personality..Letz stop using prodcts of sony and make them feel guilty... Love you geohot u'r alwyz in our heart...

March 25, 2011 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger william said...

What the fuck sony is soo imperative with all this drm crap, hey sony grow up stop being so greedy and let people do whatever they want with their own consoles let they learn, fucking dictators.
Where is our rights, if you want safety start a mmo, store files in your own server or whatever sony, don't awake people curiosity giving them a pandora's box.
Hey geo if you are in brazil drop me a msg lets go out smoke some pot and bang some chicks bye.

March 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger NBRuJaDo said...

That was exactly what I meant. And believe me, costs could be THAT much and more.
I´m not sending anyone to anywhere (though I´d like to). Just saying that with someone else´s money is easy going cockying around. Of course he should go on with his live, but if i get in trouble and i need to hire a lawyer i can´t waste money travelling. But he dares to waste all he want and then come begging for donations.
About lying thing... comes to mind something he said about not having any psn account, but eventually looks like he does, or did.
Now criminal don´t know about it because laws are differents, but here if you lose and have to pay and don´t have money, you DO go to jail.

March 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Julio Diaz said...

While you are down there, try some peruvian food.

March 25, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
OpenID 115780456542590268906 said...


I support geohot too. But the fact is that he made that PSN account in march 2010 actually... a year ago... so I don't know what to say about this...

March 25, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Mavro said...

Just have a nice holiday.

March 25, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger gallois said...

If you come by Santa Catarina, Brazil, let me know and beer is on me!

Cheers and welcome to South America

March 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger RoyalGard said...

I hope Sony Rapes u, u fucking Retard..

Because of u my game is broken (Mw2) I hope u DIE!
Love from From Norway,

March 25, 2011 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Stipi said...

Where are you? It would be nice to have a "hotz" event in some coffee shop or something like that.

March 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Xavis75211 said...

a sad day when people blame others because they suck at a game as easy as CoD. either that or this is just random spam cause e the only people who blame you for ruining their game, say you ruined CoD. AND its only MW2, they dont botch about black ops, or cod4, or the other one. always MW2.

any other game mentioned? any other game ruined? maybe cause the devs of those other games actually do there job where as IW is too busy stuffing their face with donuts relaying on sony's firmware updates to "ban" cheaters of their game.

want to blame someone, blame IW for not doing their job of implementing anti-cheating security.

want to not get your ass handed to you? grow some brain cells.

that was for everyone being whining babys thinking geo is the cause for their suckage. lrn2playgames

March 25, 2011 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger kram1024 said...

the bad news is that big brother sides with anyone that thinks like Sony, take a look at this: - yes that proves it! The government want to prove that chattle can be owned

March 25, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Zael said...

@Omege, @Geohot

It does not matter that he paid for this last year. The fact is that Sony will use this as evidence that he can afford to fight the case in California, on Sony's turf. His public image doesn't affect those of us who support him or those who support Sony, but it does affect how the judge perceives him and how future donors perceive him. Eventually, when he needs more money to fight this case and opens donations back up, we will need donors to support him, and his public image will affect how many donors will do that.

George, I am glad that you are not letting this case affect your personal life too much, but you had better start taking this seriously; you had better at least start making it look like you are taking this seriously. Public image matters, and anybody who says otherwise is naive. You are not just fighting for the rights to hack Sony's PS3 but for the right for all hackers to hack locked down computing devices. This case is going to set a precedent, either until it is overturned by a higher judge, or until new legislation is written. If you lose this because of the way you let the judge perceive you, you will have let us all down. I really want you to win this case all the way. That said, start taking this seriously or settle the case out of court. The last thing anybody here wants is a bad precedent to come out of this case.

March 25, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger DragonIce said...

@Xavis75211, MW2 got a patch to make the game secure, cheaters had a easy time making cheats, only recent games have online security checks that arnt sony games

March 25, 2011 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Bursztyn said...

Hey men, im a big fan of your work. I live in Capital Federal Argentina, come by my house and lets play some XBOX 360 backups! ;D

BTW: River Plate is way better than Boca Juniors men.

March 25, 2011 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Stipi said...

Che, Jonathan, el chabón está en Buenos Aires? Habría que improvisar alguna reunión con Hotz y con lo' pibe' de 3dgames y los que tengan ganas.

March 25, 2011 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger tonyuk73 said...

you do not need to explain yourself,you are all good geohot.

March 25, 2011 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger BGinner said...

>support for geohot<

hells yeah geo, vacation that shit up, eff sony.

eff the posters on sonys payroll, here to ruffle your feathers.

March 26, 2011 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Henry said...

Him being able to afford to stand trial in California has no relevance to whether he can be sued there or not. And if Sony wants to make a stink about this, they'll look silly since he cleared this with his lawyers and is still in just as much contact with the case as he would be from NJ.

@whoever re: psn account
Since whatever Sony claims as proof is filed under seal, we can't know how strongly he's tied to that account. He'd have to have created the account, not just used it if someone else created it, or used the PS3 it was created on (perhaps he got it used?). Again I wish we could see what exactly they found

March 26, 2011 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger kram1024 said...

there is a big problem with him recovering: If he is perfectly fine hacking his own ps3 as he chooses then big brother has no rights to censor the internet and move closer to taking away all of our rights as US citizens, so of course he will lose, then the COICA will pass and the internet will go to hell, then a bill will pass to make the bill of rights void.

He is not going to win because him winning would be a step closer to us getting back rights that they stole from us and they from their point of view cannot let that happen and would rather have us lose more of them.

March 26, 2011 at 2:11 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Hey guys I'm back for some more of my thoughts. Question y exactly is he getting sued? As n the charge not what he did by JB 3.55 thanks ahead of time. Next question y is all the hacked versions on odd numbers 3.41 3.55 but the unhacked as far as everyone knows are all even 3.50 3.56 3.60??? Now the twist why is sony not doing 1 thing to ps jailbreak its fucked up if you ask me. What if that was sony that made ps jailbreak n sold it to make profit I mean I could be way off but out only agar crossed my mind. Cuz I think if I was sony id go after the ones who charged for breaking the firmware they would be able to sure for all the money what they going to sue him for millions ha come on he aint like 30 or 40 he's still young its not that big to ruin his whole life all cuz he cracked some codes how many of you download songs??? Buy a burnt dvd download movies but it actually day
Says in movies federal 250,000 dollars n shit like that n u bought it bootleged so know ur in court cuz u have bootleged movies come on they r not going to send S.W.A.T cuz people bootleg n definantly not fucking right at all he didn't give any info on hire to bootleg just JB file so come on lets have a vote. Who should be sued geohotz or PS JB thats all for now n remember please let me know what you think at thanks again..... P.S You can send your vote to my email n I will give a tally in a few days...
Last post 3/23/11 11:56 P.M.

March 26, 2011 at 5:16 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

For got to say a few things you can't still pirate games just so you know n using things b4 geohot anybody do the TI84 Plus calculator took me 18 hrs to jailbreak it from start to end n I ask have that original n guess what there had never been one single solitary game backed up on it . It had never even been logged in on the psn. N think about this n I'm done its kinda like titanic unsinkable sunk n ps3 unhackable hacked

March 26, 2011 at 6:02 AM  
Blogger Swepierro said...

PS3 Cheats for 3.55 Custom Firmware

March 26, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
OpenID Wnt1 said...

I don't get why people allow the DNS directory to be such a monopoly now. But if COICA is passed, then some hero of the Internet could popularize browser plug-ins that look up the six IP numbers by keyword searches of some competing list of names and numbers, probably cheaper, maybe free, perhaps operated by an organization in the People's Republic of China or some such place with relative respect for freedom of speech on copyright issues. That way any given site is fairly likely to remain accessible by one system or the other, plus the IANA monopoly falls.

March 26, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
OpenID Wnt1 said...

If Sony prevails in its argument, I think that it is reasonable to conclude that pedophiles should not be prosecuted for viewing child porn from a DVD or Skype session transmitted over a PSP. After all, however Kafkaesque, Sony will have made it clear that the device is _their_ computer. Users aren't allowed to modify it, change the plaintext security scheme, or run anything they're not permitted to run. They're just shoulder surfing Sony's video session. It should be the Sony executives who are responsible for any illegal content their machine accesses.

March 26, 2011 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Pierre-Luc said...

Have a nice vacation George... Drink a lot, take a lot of sun. It's so cold in Montreal !! (Yeah we love you even in Quebec, Canada)

March 26, 2011 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Leandro said...

Argentina is a lovely place (:

March 27, 2011 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

hack the planet dude !!!!!!

March 27, 2011 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Angel said...

George sorry if I am puting this here and anoying you by any ways or means or perhaps trolling ,to first am not gonna start begging you to listen it is your choice and you might never answer at all or even see this coment since you are bussy with sony and vacations etc. If you havent heard of whats been going on lately on the jailbreak scene (idevices) is that for the first time I tought that chronic dev team and the dev team learned a lesson with the "limera1n" jailbreak now since you are all surrounded by trouble theese devs are abusing from the comunity and treating us all like puppets giving us false hope and talking like they are unique and theres no one else like them. That said it clearly says that they havent learned anything at all. Believe it or not am here from NJ always wanted to see you around but never did. Well the point is that even do from the beginig fo the comment you already suspected what was I gonna say well not gonna ask you to woop them again or to teach em a lesson again but to say something to them just dont abandon us like dog shit on the beach even do we dont compose anything in your life but respect and value goes to those who help those in need . we dont need you we dont want you and am no one to beeg you but I sincerly ask you "can you do it again?" stop the ego even do anyone would want to have your knoledge but what makes you is not what you feel you wanna be but who are you. Being egosentristic doesnt make you unique it basically makes you alike many of us. Be you dont be what people whant you to be if you read this well Im not gonna wait for an anwer. But ill come by tomorrow and see and dont just enjoy vacations but also take some alone time and thinks things trough....... 10q AG

March 27, 2011 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Kevin Mai said...

George, I'm from a Gaming site located in Buenos Aires,

We'd love to have an interview with you! :)

Just send me an e-mail



March 28, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Mayank said...

You do not need to crack Xperia Play bootloader. Sony has just announced it'll be fully unlockable via fastboot.

March 29, 2011 at 4:13 AM  
Blogger Mayank said...

But you may now try to crack the Xperia X10 bootloader as it is still locked.

March 29, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Henry said...

bwahahaha so thats why they filed the "proof" of the PSN account under seal, the serial numbers don't match. Wonder who was responsible for that convenient "mistake" and making sure it matched with some random phone-unlock post.

Groklaw also points out this isn't the first time they've "associated" an account with George, early in the filings they apparently were referring to a "geo1hotz" which also isn't him

March 29, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Resset said...

If you don't need to crack xperia PLAY bootloader you can crack X10 bootloader. Lots of people will be very happy :)

March 30, 2011 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger fu rank said...


March 30, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Kreationz said...

One thing, after this is dropped and you are likely awarded attorney's fees, etc... You should donate all of the donations to the EFF.

March 30, 2011 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Clefty said...

Hang on!!!! This is the first time I have ever heard about any of this. Maybe it is because in South Africa we're always the last to hear about anything, and that is why we support any form of hacking/piracy here.... but back to the point.....

If Sony are correct in their stance here, would that not open the flood gates for companies like Ford, G.M. etc to suddenly start suing people for customising their vehicles?

Imagine a world where Ford could sue your ASS for fitting a better brand of tyres and now your vehicle can perform better than what they got it to......


March 30, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger DragonIce said...

cars are hardware, this is about software

March 30, 2011 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger F said...

Would you be able to help out the DevTeam with the NCK unlock for the iphone 4?

March 31, 2011 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger tim said...

George or geohot, im a fan of what you do and i understand hacking isnt your life.
but ill do whatever it takes to get you out of there ill send you money to find a good lawer. i have called sony and told them evrything about this crap thats going on and the hated listening me and just hung up but yes ill send you money

March 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM  
OpenID f49a60d2-5c27-11e0-8350-000bcdcb471e said...

I feel you, bro. These dirty jews will paint you as a terrible person in their corrupt media, since they obviously control it. Though a case like yours of such importance and magnitude is NEVER on the news, in the US at least. Not to sound completely hopeless but What's next?

Keep on fighting this battle Geo, I'll speak for those who are too silly to realize what's REALLY at stake here and give you their hails as well! Don't ever become a "sell out dev"!

Mad respect.


April 1, 2011 at 2:19 AM  
Blogger .addy said...

geohot.pls take up iphone 4 unlock.its been too long since the last unlock came.
thanks you

April 1, 2011 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Felix said...

Geo.. I am fully support you... never give up..

April 1, 2011 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Seals said...

@15f68408-55b2-11e0-9e8b-000f20980440 Probably because he has personal information on those hard drives, and because Sony is known for the rootkit insanity and he didn't want the same to happen to him.

April 1, 2011 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Confucious said...

@f49a60d2-5c27-11e0-8350-000bcdcb471e - you realise Geohot is Jewish?

April 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Pedro said...

Vai fundo,acaba com a praga do orkut !!!!!

April 2, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger petrolab said...

Nice football T-shirt! Just enjoy your vacations... you deserve them.

April 3, 2011 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Keron said...

Is Anon really going after Sony? I read an article a few minutes ago and it seems like they are going to target Sony. Poor Sony LMAO

April 4, 2011 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Gruesome said...

I think it's time to look at a worldwide boycott of Sony products using social media. This is something I could really get behind

April 4, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger MuTeD-_- said...

Geohot you should check out this Anonymous group claiming to attack sony in your defence ... i think they have the right idea but are going about it in the wrong way ... just wondering your opinion on this subject ... good luck man and i'm hoping pirate games stays illegal but homebrew prevails

April 4, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger CyberMiguel said...

Come to Chile, George, and continue your research here. In my country, the law actually supports hackers. Here's the link:

If you don't understand spanish, just paste the text on google translator and you'll get a general idea of what you can do here... Sony and other companies that oppose reverse engineering are so fucking screwed here..xD

Have a GREAT time here in South America!!!

April 4, 2011 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger ihaxgames said...

Geohot, u may want to have a look at this
PSN's been down for nearly 2 days, it's gone back up for a few hours at a time, but this won't help you at all. You need to publicly denounce it.

April 5, 2011 at 8:16 PM  
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April 6, 2011 at 3:38 AM  
Blogger Christopher Corn said...

My new favorite pastime; going into (Bestbuy) and getting the Sony Google tv to display "content not authorized on this device." won't play NCIS on their overpriced Linus box. (without a mod) It does play videos quite well. Of course I like doing the same with the iPad and various other slates as well. When its easier to view so-called illegal content than it is to enable functionality, one needs a sense of humor.

April 6, 2011 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger scott said...

"I will be back, I hear it's hard to come by the Xperia Play down here."

April 6, 2011 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger WEEEEE said...

If hacking wasn't ur life sony wouldn't be fucking you right now.

April 6, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger snoopdoggydogbark said...

I hope you and anoymous get their ass sued, and jailed.

April 6, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger drew said...

hey check the news about anonymous and sony here is an example

April 6, 2011 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger V3 said...

@Lord Rahl and those who follow their thoughts.
Uhm, so I can use presidential tints on my car? Yeah I will get ticketed cause it's against the law. Yeah I changed my exhaust but due to the smog I produce I get ticketed. My ride is too low I get ticketed? It's crappy but guess what it's telling me I can't do that.
I must get permission if I want a pool in my backyard. I must get a permit if I want a 20 foot antenna to make phone calls overseas. Guess what if my neighbors complain I get a warning and such.

You see your reasoning doesn't make sense. Cause to me it doesn't really affect anybody. But it could be potentially damaging. No matter what the case you have Boy George stating you don't promote or help or do pirating or cheating. You are in the business of exposing pirating and cheating. What is to stop people to creating mods for games. What is to stop people to gaining easier access to pirated games.

It's a two edged sword Boy George. You and your hacker pals seem to feel your noble crusade is evil free. I'm no angel I have hacked and I have pirated and created Mods. Yet I am saddened after watching your recent appearances and the following you have garnered here and the pathetic explanations given regarding modding.

In the end however I could care less about this media circus. I wish the best to you and that you think real hard about making sure your promote the business as well. Cause all I see from you hackers are the benefits of the hack yet you do nothing to disuade your hacker community to pirating and cheating.

April 7, 2011 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Henry said...

From my understanding, the code George released was missing system calls etc that are needed if you want to pirate games (not just some boolean value you can flip in the code). However I didn't inspect it nor do I own a PS3 so I could be way off. However I do know that many people who tried to use early hacks to enable piracy wound up bricking their console (and George laughed at that, referring to the hackers vs pirates general motivation/intelligence level).
As for the modifications to cars etc, this is why analogies fail a bit... HAVING those mods on your car are not illegal in themselves, its using them on PUBLIC roadways that allow the regulations to be enforced. To try to mangle the analogy: mods like a new stereo (does not affect others) should be permitted, like MFW that does not allow cheating. Mods like exhaust etc (that do affect others) like MFW that allows game cheats, should result in PSN bans (but cheating in single player? I've never thought to punish that)

Land rights are... much more complicated

April 7, 2011 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Henry said...

Oh and forgot to add: George is a proponent of keeping security/drm/anti-cheat in separate sections so breaking one does not allow the others, its that they are all implemented in one place means he CANT put much measures in place to prevent it.

April 7, 2011 at 5:56 PM  
OpenID BCA said...

George...Help us win!!!


April 8, 2011 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger fair play said...

Anonymous Takes Sony PlayStation Network Down Over PS3 Hacks, New Sony Recon Mission Forms

Reports speculated yesterday that cyber hacktivist group, Anonymous, reportedly took the Sony Playstation Network down.
While usually this public info is merely posted to make fun of the execs, it appears some of the Sony Recon members are taking things further. One chat from a member known as "sonyrecon335" indicates they had a bunch of pizzas delivered to J. Tretton, and another chat has "sonyrecon335" actually saying he called up the Sony exec to ask about the charges Sony pressed against one of the PS3 jailbreak hackers. The Sony Recon member says the exec hung up on him without answering his questions, using some strong language to refer to the exec.

This is clearly a scary way of how the internet can be abused to harass others in a new form of cyber bullying. It's particularly scary that this is happening over video games and not only disrupting a few lives but many. It can only be hoped that these individuals are brought to justice for bringing the Sony Playstation network down, and that they do not bring harm to the executives or family members.

April 8, 2011 at 3:21 AM  
OpenID Blotch said...

more blog updates please!

April 8, 2011 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger BLOGGER STITAL said...


April 14, 2011 at 1:59 AM  
Blogger david said...

hey geohot so hows the case going?

April 22, 2011 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger A. Marin said...

So I don't know if you actually were responsible for this PSN thing, but even if you didn't, can you try and fix it? I respect you greatly, and I just want to watch Arrested Development on Netflix. :/

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lol uh ohhhh the anonymous hackers are in south america too, hahahaha, I agree with him the media are assholes and so is sony, I wish you could make a 3.72 cfw :'(

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