Sony Goes After Alleged PS3 Hackers, Wants Them To Hush Up

Hackers have apparently shredded the security innards that stop people from messing with PlayStation 3 firmware, so Sony is wielding its legal katana.

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which prohibits people from busting digital rights management features, Sony is calling for a temporary restraining order against distributing “circumvention devices,” as well as calling for the impounding of any storage places on which the accused hackers store information others can use to open up PS3s to piracy.

The hackers Sony is targeting allegedly formulated measures that allowed people to run software of their own choosing on PS3s, including pirated and unlicensed games.

[Kotaku]
Sony goes to court to get PS3 key crackers to shut up already [Ars Technica]