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    Question is hacking legal?

    i was reading on a site and it said hacking the sony psp was illegal.is this true?I read through the gnu lincense and it said it was for lunix.any answer is appreciated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie97 View Post
    i was reading on a site and it said hacking the sony psp was illegal.is this true?I read through the gnu lincense and it said it was for lunix.any answer is appreciated.
    I guess somewhat, yes.
    Since were/your hacking it to play games we didn't, purchase.
    So were stealing(?) from Sony.

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    This is precisely the issue being explored with GeoHot in court now. It was deemed that hacking a mobile fone or Ipad is NOT illegal, as you have purchased that hardware and now own it. I am sure that GeoHots defense will be that PSP systems are the same type of thing as one of these mobile devices and thus is owned by the purchaser.

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    i own the games that i play.the only reason that i hacked mine was for cwcheat.did sony take geohot in court becuase he hacked his psp(i never really read up on it)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie97 View Post
    did sony take geohot in court becuase he hacked his psp(i never really read up on it)?
    I loled heartily.


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    No. Hacking your PSP is legal. junKie's statement is not correct because the big name hackers do it for the homebrew and not piracy. GeoHot and all parties involved in the tear down of the PS3 and PSP are against piracy. GeoHot was taken to court for having Sony's private keys and saying he was going to release them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Eff View Post
    junKie's statement is not correct because the big name hackers do it for the homebrew and not piracy.
    My bad.

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    Geohot is also a dumbass who revels in the spotlight of the media at every chance. That's why they got his ass in court, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeAkErOo View Post
    Geohot is also a dumbass who revels in the spotlight of the media at every chance. That's why they got his ass in court, lol.
    I couldn't agree more.
    I mean, if you got Sony's PRIVATE KEYS! why tell the world??

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    That and he revealed his identity to the world. D_A never pulled that crap, he done the job and never wanted the media attention.
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