Despite being entrenched in full-on legal warfare
, George "GeoHot" Hotz managed to find time to make an appearance on G4's Attack of the Show last night to discuss his history and, more importantly, his current suit with Sony. While Hotz himself doesn't support piracy, the code he and other prominent hacking outfit, fail0verflow
, helped produce to allow the PS3 to run unsigned code
can be used for such a thing ... but that's not why Sony is suing him. In his own words, he's being sued for "making Sony mad."
Hotz says that with his jailbreak tool, he made "a specific effort while working on this to try and enable homebrew without enabling things [...] like piracy." Of course, that doesn't console Sony at all -- people are doing things on the PS3
that Sony never meant for.
Hit the jump for the full interview.