• Judge: Give Sony the IP Addresses of Anyone Who Visited Hacker Geohot’s Website

    6 Mar 2011, 00:03 by Milkshake8

    I've got bad news for those who have checked out the website of my favorite hacker-turned-rapper, George "Geohot" Hotz, at any point between January 2009 and now: Sony has been granted the right to acquire your IP addresses.

    Bluehost, the company who maintains Hotz's website, doesn't have much choice in the whole matter, of course:

    The approved subpoena requires the company to turn over "documents reproducing all server logs, IP address Logs, account information, account access records and application or registration forms" tied to Hotz's hosting. The Bluehost subpoena also demands "any other identifying information corresponding to persons or computers who have accessed or downloaded files hosted using your service and associated" with the website, including but not limited to the " file."

    Sony justified the subpoena by claiming that the data is…