Sony Gains Access to IP Addresses of Geohot Visitors
As most are aware, Sony is bringing out their big legal guns to shoot down iPhone hacker Geohot over his jailbreaking of the Sony PS3, apparently Geohot managed to gain the funds required to cove the legal costs of fighting Sony from Microsoft, as reported (here)
Well according to an article over on Gizmodo and by way of Wired, it appears that a federal judge has come down on Sony’s side and ordered that the IP addresses of all visitors to Geohot‘s website since January 2009.
“The approved subpoena requires the company to turn over “documents reproducing all server logs, IP address logs, account information, account access records and application or registration forms” tied to Hotz’s hosting. The Bluehost subpoena also demands “any other identifying information corresponding to persons or computers who have accessed or downloaded files hosted using your service and associated” with the www.geohot.com website, including but not limited to the “geohot.com/jailbreak.zip file.”
Apparently Sony has also been granted access to from both Google and YouTube along with Geohot’s Twitter account. I’ve visited Geohot’s sites on many an occasion and I don’t even own a PS3, so I’m not really sure what visitor IP addresses will actually prove for Sony.
Not too sure what all this means as I’m not up on US law and such but if Sony wants the IP address of everyone who’s visited Geohot’s pages will Sony be coming after those visitors next in their quest to stop people doing as they please with their own equipment, PS3 or not?