Sony v. Geohot litigation heats up, SCEA demands YouTube give up Hotz and Fail0verflow’s personal info

Engadget has a post about Sony’s pursuit of the “programmer” who shared “jailbreak” codes for the PS3 on the internet.  To me the most interesting thing about the post is the following, “Casting its evidence-gathering net far and wide, SCEA has demanded that YouTube surrender not only information for Hotz’s account where his jailbreak video was posted, but also how many users accessed the video, the usernames of those with access to the video, and all usernames and IP addresses of everyone who posted or published comments to the vid.” (emphasis in original).  Just posting a comment on a publicly available video, may now open you up to discovery.  It will be interesting to see whether YouTube/Google simply complies or moves to quash the subpoena and notifies  those account holders giving them the chance to respond to the subpoena before their personal information is disclosed.

Via Sony v. Geohot litigation heats up, SCEA demands YouTube give up Hotz and Fail0verflow’s personal info

 

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