March 4, 2011 6:32 PM PST
Judge OKs subpoenas for PS3 hacker's accounts
by Elinor Mills
A federal magistrate ruled this week that Sony can subpoena the ISP of a hacker who has released a PlayStation 3 jailbreak, as well as order Twitter, Google, and YouTube to hand over information from his accounts on those sites.
Sony is suing George Hotz, alleging that he violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud Abuse Act for distributing on his Web site his tools for jailbreaking the PS3, which enable PS3 owners to run home brew and pirated applications on their console. The DMCA prohibits the trafficking of devices designed to circumvent copy protection technologies.
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