With a new 'haircut', 'Facebook' as past history, 'Geohot' looks to the future, and gives an interview with 'Wired'
It seems 'Geohot' is missing the drama of the 'scene' after being banned from touching a Sony product again,
but the world-famous hacker sees hope of his great return due the on-going DMCA Jailbreaking deliberations!
As most of you know by now, 'Geohot' is famous for being the first 'iPhone' Jailbreaker, and then later on the 'PS3' Jailbreaker, only to stop his warpath against evil corp. after being forced to settle out of court with Sony, and part of that large still sealed agreement with them was to never touch a Sony product again, but he thinks there might be a way out for him to be able to return to the 'scene' with all its drama and problems, as remember he donated the remaining funds from his 'defense fund' to EFF and they are now busy fighting the big lobby groups this year in regard to DMCA exceptions that currently are under review, which for now only allow iPhone Jailbreak'ing but not 'Video Gaming Consoles', so being fresh out of a job after quitting Facebook, and sporting a new 'hairdo', Mr. George Hotz, (aka) Geohot, has given a recent interview with the Wired mag, where he stated:
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.
However, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, it’s still unlawful to hack a gaming console or a tablet like the iPad.
That might soon change under proposed exemptions offered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
So, what do you think?
You can check the full article below!
NEWS SOURCE: DMCA Jailbreak Exemptions (via) Wired
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for writing up this news summary!