Sooner or later Sony had to do something, especially after the PS3 was seen running a pirated copy of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. And now, the company’s responded with fighting determination, filing suit against the man who first published the console’s root key, George Hots (Geohot), Hector Martin Cantero & Sven Peter (fail0verflow), and 100 “does”, or unnamed defendants.
According to Sony, the defendants have “circumvented effective technological protection measures … employed by SCEA to protect against unauthorized access to and/or copying of … PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems … and other copyrighted works”.
Also, the giant accuses the throng of having “trafficked in circumvention technology, products, services, methods, codes, software tools, devices, component or part thereof, including but not limited to the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm Keys, encryption and/or decryption keys, dePKG firmware decrypter program, Signing Tools, 3.55 Firmware Jailbreak, and/or any other technologies that enable unauthorized access to and/or copying of PS3 Systems and other copyrighted works.”
What this does, according to Sony, is violate the the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; the Copyright Act; California Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act; and also results in breach of contract, tortious interference with contractual relations, trespass and common law misappropriation.
Sony’s now calling for a temporary restraining order against Geohot and the others.
More over at Engadget.