Sony has every right to sue George Hotz and as of right now should win the case. According to the Digital Millenium Copyright act, George Hotz broke the the law, and Sony has every right to look at the IP addresses of those who were on Hotz's site. Sony has the right to request subpoenas for the IP addresses of those who visited the site, and those who downloaded the materials. It is stated in the Digital Millenium Copyright act that Sony has the right to that information. This is a law that is fully constitution, and to say it is not is to say that the constitution is unconstitutional. Second of all Hotz did break the law. The law "criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures (commonly known as digital rights management or DRM) that control access to copyrighted works." This means that George Hotz broke the law. You may point out that cellphones are an exception to this law, and that the PS3 should be under the same exception as a cellphone. The problem with that argument is that the PS3 is not included under the exceptions. As the law stands now, Hotz broke the law. Not only did he break the law, but he helped others break the law by providing the information on a web-site. If he had wanted to not break the law he could have gotten the PS3 included under the exception. Until the law changes, Hotz broke it and should be punished accordingly, along with anyone else who broke the law.
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