Interview with Wired.
Looks like the 'banned' PlayStation hacker sees hope of return in Jailbreaking deliberations...
In a recent Wired interview with George Hotz, aka Geohot, he said he's awaiting for a decision by federal copyright regulators that, for the first time ever, could legalize videogame-console jailbreaking...
As you may know, copyright regulators decreed that it was finally legal to “jailbreak” smartphones so, iPhone users can now install apps that Apple didn’t approve.That, Geohot thinks, might let him “jailbreak” the PlayStation again, freeing it for the world of tinkerers to use as they wish, the same way that a decision in 2010 to allow mobile phone users to liberate their smartphones to run whatever programs they like bolstered a vibrant alternative to the tightly constrained and capriciously run Apple App Store.
“I would really like to get back into that scene,” Hotz said in a recent telephone interview.
However, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, it’s still unlawful to hack a gaming console or a tablet like the iPad.Today, there are more than 1 million jailbroken iPhones using a third-party app store called Cydia, and Apple has incorporated into its mobile operating system many of the same tweaks that came out of a freedom it said would doom its business model. Those promised cyberattacks never came and, clearly, Apple’s mobile business is thriving, helping push the company’s stock to stratospheric levels
That might soon change under proposed exemptions offered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
So, what do you think?“It doesn’t make any sense,” Geohot says, “why iPhone jailbreaking is OK, but not for video games.”
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NEWS SOURCE: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...ak-exemptions/
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