Sony Unwittingly Retweets PlayStation 3 Jailbreak Code

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mothrpe

Whenever I read about companies like Sony engaging in this insanely aggressive clampdown on piracy breaks I wonder if they are seeing the big picture.

In analyzing this situation from a business standpoint I wonder if they have taken into account and quantified the cost of these aggressive actions.  The backlash and negative press and attitude towards your company this is generating is no doubt a loss to your company and your backend in the long run. 

On the other hand, you could simply embrace it and hire George Hotz for your company to learn from.  And restore linux functionality.  Hell, you could have a homebrew competition.  You would be a trailblazer in the community and no doubt would reap the praise of a surprised press and fanbase.

While doing this you could quietly introduce the serial key feature and make your security roughly the same to valve's steam service.

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Ghok

It's mind boggling. It's like Sony hasn't been paying attention to anything. Ever.

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someuid

Haha.  That's about as funny as the video Microsoft submitted as evidence in court regarding IE and even the judge said "wtf the title bar changed, what kind of idiot do you think I am?"

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Caboose

WHen was this? I'd like to read about that. That sounds hillarious!

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someuid

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Microsoft#Trial

Third paragraph that starts with "A number of videotapes were submitted as evidence ......"

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Caboose

awesome, thanks

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praetor_alpha

Sony really is a fail0verfl0w.

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AdeptHavok

Someone's been watching too much Dexter, haven't they?

Kevin Butler is the VP of Awesome PlayStation Goodies, not Kyle Butler, the alter ego of Dexter Morgan in HBO's hit series. 

Although if Kevin Butler doubled as an insanely awesome serial killer, that'd be cool too.

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stige

*cough Showtime's *cough* hit *cough* series *cough*

great series, btw.

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Paul_Lilly

Right you are (on both accounts). Thanks for the heads up!

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