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Anonymous not satisfied by Sony vs GeoHot settlement

Thursday, 14 April 2011 01:33 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Anonymous has announced it intends to carry through with planned protests at Sony stores, despite the out-of-court settlement of Sony’s case against PlayStation 3 hacker George “GeoHot” Hotz.

A video statement released on the AnonOps Youtube channel, and embedded below, said the anarchic hacktivist group is not satisfied.

“GeoHot has taken a settlement with Sony. The case has been dropped. In the eyes of the law, the case is closed. For Anonymous, it is just beginning,” the video stated.

“By forcing social networking sites such as YouTube and Facebook to hand over IP addresses of those who have viewed [videos demonstrating PlayStation hacking techniques, Sony has] performed an act of privacy invasion.

“We, Anonymous, will not allow this to happen.”

The video goes on to encourage members to participate in this weekend’s planned in-store protests.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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33 Comments

  1. TerraZet

    Really? For god sake, I liked that film, why did they have to go and ruin it… I guess it’ll be humorous for the sony stores when they see two fat guys in Guy Fawkes masks turn up and start heaving.

    I think they need to grow up.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. I Am A Troll

    “ [...] forcing social networking sites such as YouTube and Facebook to hand over IP addresses of those who have viewed [videos demonstrating PlayStation hacking techniques [...] ”

    I wasn’t aware that Sony tried to do/did this… Bad Sony, bad bad Sony.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. The1stMJC

    I am really curious to see how many actually show up.

    Also aren’t there more important “injustices” out there that actually deserve attention? We must live in a great world if this is the biggest problem that people feel deserves protests.

    Also how many times has this group got what they want must be low since they are now attacking Sony over a settled court case.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    Man, this shit is hilarious.

    Do these guys even realise how stupid they look?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    Also, that YouTube channel is run by a bunch of nobodies whose videos have been universally ignored by everyone, bar that recent Sony one. And that has nothing but negative comments on it.

    These are a bunch of bedroom idiots looking for attention. Stop giving them attention they want. Please.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. mojo

    5:
    There isnt a bunch. Inform urself before u start ranting.
    If u release a video under the pseudonym anonymous, then u are anonymous.
    Everyone can be part of anonymous.
    why dont ppl get that?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. The_Deleted

    Because no one cares.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Zaan

    This whole matter is beyond stupid.
    I’d understand if these guys protested against some government oppressing their people…
    But they are rebelling against a video game console manufacturer. VIDEO GAME!! I wonder how people who are apparently so talented could be such idiots.
    It’s waste for all of us really. They could be doing things that could benefit all of us. Imagine Anonymous’ future conversation with his grandchildren:

    Anonymous: “Kids, when I was your age I was a talented hacker and could change the world by exposing the truth about pharmaceutical companies, or dictators and corrupted politicians, I had the power to make the world a better place billions of dollars would be taken away from tha bad guys and given to the people!”

    Kid 1: “Ooooh that’s amazing! Did you do any of those things?”
    Anonymous: “No. I hacked a game console so that I wouldn’t have to pay 25$ for a game!!!”

    Kid 1: “That’s all you did?”

    Anonymous: “Yes! Awesome isn’t it?!”

    Kid 1:”….”

    Kid 2:”….”

    Kid 3:”… grandpa…your’e a dumbass…”

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Dannybuoy

    “Sony has performed an act of privacy invasion”… GeoHot performed an act of copyright infringement. Really, this is getting silly. Silly boys. The more action they take the more media exposure Sony get, the more the brand is in the public eye, the more sales they get. The best thing Anonymous can do is to just stop. They have to stop soon as their mums have their dinner ready.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Kerplunk

    Anonymous’s reasoning/excuse of ‘invasion of privacy’ concerning the access given of potentially personal information to others is hypocritical. Given that so many hacker activities have recently revolved around grabbing wodges of personal/private/protected information and making them publicly available it would seem that Anonymous’s principles on privacy are applied extremely selectively.

    It’s much the same way as someone saying “I’m gonna hack your box cos you took away a function” and deliberately overlooking the fact that their earlier actions were instrumental in why that function was removed.

    Anyway, I think we need a counter-idiocy collective in the face of Anonymous.

    Join me, brothers, and fight the good fight. Raise your swords, your trigger fingers and your motion controllers and proclaim in unison: I’M SPARTACUS!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Zurtech

    Why do I get the feeling they think they’re some grand bunch of heroes in a movie? I mean the Guy Fawke’s mask and “epic” music, seems more like a media studies student project than a activist group. You’d think they’d at least try to get some originality instead of just stealing ideas that have been put about through movies and comics.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. PsychoboyUK

    Children the lot of them!!!!!

    You think Im handing over my PS3, my PSP, my VAIO laptop???? They have done nothing to me to warrent any of those kind of actions!!!!

    Now to be fair im not a SONY fanboy (Although My Tech says diffrent) I just feel that a mass “Boycott” is a bit OTT for removal of other OS and the obtaining of IP addresses is wrong!!!!! But last time i checked are we not spied upon every day of our lives by our respective governments???

    Yes ok it is invasion of privacy but does it really warrant all of this????

    I dont mind hackers they can do what they like if it makes things esiaer for us AWESOME but IF said stuff involes the stealing of pepoles hard work don’t get me started!!!!!

    Good luck with your protests I dought they will be that FUN and affective just think SONY and others are just enjoying your attitude to all this!!!

    OH and next time you wanna ruin a film make it one that is already broken!!!!!

    Sorry for the rant had to get that off my chest!!!!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Alfakyn

    That’s just hilarious

    #13 4 years ago
  14. PsychoboyUK

    @13 ain’t it just lol!!!! they need a kick or a HUG!!! depends how generous your feeling lol

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Fin

    @The_Deleted

    Couldn’t've said it better myself.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    These guys seriously need to get over themselves.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. darth shepard

    I like the way they’re tryin’ to show themselves even better than GeoHot.But the truth is if sony supports 120 countries,there are 10 people in each country wanting to break up stores.and if we say even IF they can ask 10 people for doing their crime,then that’ll be only 100 people in each country wanna destroy the stores.
    sadly we don’t have sony or any gaming Representation here,could’ve been a very funny clip.
    p.s : sorry for bad english:D

    #17 4 years ago
  18. L.O.R.D

    gotta love the music
    anyone know it ?
    and for this to
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcSCUU4Fg9k
    ?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. NeoSquall

    @Brenna: IMHO I think you’re giving too much credit to these hipsters by embedding their video on this site.
    Writing about it is ok, but embedding their video, thus allowing them to gain more views and credit is like encouraging them to do worse in their stupid cause.

    My two cents.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. DGOJG

    These guys are legit. They scare me senseless with terrifying posters like this: http://img7.mediafire.com/6fe8964bd956dcc6c19dd5d24d03c9247327dc386cd0c26d7d06e9dd32eaadc55g.jpg

    Seriously? This “group of anon” claim to be decent hackers and yet they come out with a paint document poster? Niiiice. Sony are scared now.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Nozz

    The thing that I found hilarious is that by the end of the video the music was so damn loud I could barely hear what the text to speech generator was saying!

    I hope Sony release a montage of the funniest CCTV footage of these “anonymous” jokers getting kicked out of their stores.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Mike

    srz

    #22 4 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    I was against the cyber attacks to sony servers, because in the end affected consumers as well, which was wrong, but with this iam ok, is their believe that sony affected consumers and they try to defend their point of view in a way that they only affect sony, i hope they achive something with this, at least that make sony think about what they did, and how they can improve in the future,regarding consumer treatment issues, but i guess that will be much to ask.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Yoshi

    QQ more? Do they understand that other corporations have been screwing over customers even worse than what they see Sony is doing?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    90% of their videos have less barely more than a few thousand views, the original Sony one being the only acception. These *are* just a bunch of bedroom hipsters. Stop giving them exposure.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Ireland Michael

    I wouldn’t even give them the luxury of calling them hackers. DDoS attacks are incredibly simple to do, and the software to do it is freely available on the net.

    Nobody will turn up for any protests, except maybe a few in one of the major cities.

    These guys have also threatened the Egyptian Government. Hahahaha! I wonder how that campaign is going…

    #26 4 years ago
  27. YoungZer0

    This isn’t even the “official” Anon Youtube Channel.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Gheritt White

    @1: The film is SHIT. People who like the film are CUNTS.

    Please – go read the book, it’s several zillion times better.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. StolenGlory

    @28

    Don’t hold back now :)

    Agreed on the book being better than the film thing though.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. YoungZer0

    @28: And by BOOK you mean Comic, right?

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Gheritt White

    @ 30: Yeah, the collected edition published by Vertigo.

    I’d say graphic novel, but A.M. hates that term.

    @29: Btw, that includes all members of Anon, who have clearly only ever seen the god-awful travesty of a movie.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. StolenGlory

    @31

    No worries. The only thing that would be potentially more galling, is if they ripped off yet another Alan Moore work and decided to prance about in Rorschach masks.

    The pretentious pricks.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. YoungZer0

    @31: I know. Exactly the reason why i called it Comic.

    #33 4 years ago

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  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

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  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

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  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

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  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

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  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

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  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

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  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

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  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

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  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

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  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

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  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

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  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

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  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

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  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

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  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

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  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

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  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

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  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

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  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

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  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

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  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

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  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

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  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

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  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

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  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

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  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

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  • Deals with Gold: Call of Duty edition

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  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

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  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

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