Court Grants Sony Temporary Restraining Order Against Hackers

By Colin Tan on January 27, 2011, 9:24PM EDT

The battle between Sony and hackers GeoHotz and fail0verflow rages on. Today marks something that might be a sign of things to come as the court has granted Sony's motion for a temporary restraining order against the hackers who cracked the PS3 wide open.

The restraining order means that hackers GeoHotz and fail0verflow are banned from "offering to the public, creating, posting online, marketing, advertising, promoting, installing, distributing, providing, or otherwise trafficking" any form of information or software that bypasses the PS3's security.

Hotz will no longer be able to "provide links from any website to any other website" regarding the matter nor can he "engage in acts of circumvention of TPMS in the PS3 System to access, obtain, remove, or traffic in copyrighted works," according to site, via Joystiq.

The court has ordered both parties to meet in order to set a hearing date for the matter by February 1, 2011. In addition, Sony has just rolled out PS3 firmware update 3.56 that adds a security patch to the system.

Source: PSX-Scene

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