Sony vs Geohot: Court grants Sony rights to unmask visitors to PS3 Jailbreaking Site
PS3 maker "Sony" has been granted the rights to acquire the IP addresses of all the users who visited famous jailbreaker "George Hotz" website from January 2009 to the present.
Magistrate Joseph Spero on Thursday allow console maker to subpoena George Hotz's web provider raises a host of web-privacy concerns. Bluehost maintain Hotz’s geohot.com site. Sony also won subpoenas for data from YouTube, Google and Twitter account data linked to George Hotz.
The Bluehost subpoena forces 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 George Hotz's hosting, it 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.
George Hotz is accussed of breaching Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other such law after he published encryption key and software tools on his website which allow PS3 owners to acquire complete control of their consoles from the firmware update.