After a recent DDoS attack on Sony in response to its lawsuit against hacker George Hotz (a.k.a GeoHot), internet hacking collective Anonymous has recently released a video listing their demands to Sony.
First off, for those of you who haven’t been briefed on the whole situation, Sony is suing Hotz for hacking the PlayStation 3 and developing a jailbreak that allows users to load custom apps on their systems. This came about following Sony’s decision to remove the OtherOS feature from older model PS3s, despite it being a previously advertised feature. While users were not forced to install the update, choosing to ignore it would severely limit the system’s functionality.
So, up to date? Good.
Anonymous’ demands sound simple enough. Sony is to cease their lawsuit against Hotz, allow users to modify the consoles they paid for if they so choose, and lastly, Sony must not pursue legal actions against the users who have visited Hotz’s website or YouTube videos, given that they recently were given the right to access the IP addresses of those that did.
Whether you agree with Anonymous or not, I’ve always found the idea of Sony removing a feature that users paid for to be a bit shady. But take a look at Anon’s demands for yourselves.