Sony extends anti-hacker legal net, plans to subpoena sites

Monday, 7 February 2011 23:34 GMT By Brenna Hillier

According to court documents received by PSX-SCENE, Sony is ramping its anti-piracy legal activities in an attempt to track down major figures in the homebrew and hacking communities.

Following its case against GeoHot, Dukio reports that Sony is planning to subpoena YouTube, Twitter, PayPal and Slashdot as well as various PlayStation and cracking-centric forums and sites.

Sony allegedly means to track down Cantero, Peter, Bushing, Segher, hermesEOL, Waninkoko, KaKaRoTo, Hermes, Kmeaw and Graf_Chokolo, all named within the documents, among several others.

The targeted sites will be required to give up each user’s contact details and personal information, as well as all posts and documents created, IP address information and more.

Thanks, Gamefront.

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