Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Anonymous intervenes on Sony vs. hacker lawsuit

Just found these articles (see end of post) on digg.com, and they're completely relevant to what we discussed today with copyrights and in the past with the group Anonymous. The first describes the lawsuit between Sony and a well-established hacker, GeoHot. The second sums up the result of the lawsuit. Basically, Sony is suing GeoHot for hacking the system, and the argument against Sony is that he paid for it, so now he owns it, so he should be able to do what he wants with it. This is summed up incredibly in a quote from Anonymous to Sony after launching a DDOS attack on Sony's website:

“You own your domains. You paid for them with your own money,” reads a statement from Anonymous, released just after Sony’s sites were taken down. "Now Anonymous is attacking your private property because we disagree with your actions. And that seems, dare we say it, “wrong.” Sound familiar?"

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