Lawyers for Sony have requested a San Francisco District Court judge to prevent iPhone hacker George Hotz and others from releasing the code that would help "jailbreaking" of the PlayStation 3 game console.
According to the filed suit, George Hotz recently hacked into PlayStation 3 system and allowed the playing of pirated games on the console.
The plaintiffs have been accused of violating the California copyright law, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act.
Commenting on the issue, Hotz stated, "The [Temporary Restraining Order] is proposed, not signed. If the court signs off on the TRO, I will comply with the court's decision."
Lawyers for Sony have sought a temporary restraining order to block Hotz and the others from releasing codes, like that of encryption keys and dePKG firmware decrypter.
But, Hotz' PlayStation 3 code is easily available on the Internet and is still spreading. Sony should keep it in mind that it is not possible to remove something entirely once it becomes available on the Internet.
The lawsuit also seeks unstipulated monetary damages.
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