from the good-for-her dept
Well, it appears that the judge has reconsidered, and actually agrees with me and apologized for the original order:
The judge also backed off on an order that Hotz "retrieve" the code from anybody who he may have forwarded it to.That said, the article does still highlight how she has allowed Sony to comb through Hotz's computers looking for any information "that relates to the hacking of the PlayStation." Hotz's lawyers had protested this, and the judge said that it's standard to search through the entire contents of someone's computer to find things like child porn, to which his lawyer noted that "we're certainly not dealing with child pornography," but the judge didn't bite. Despite concerns from Hotz's lawyer, the judge told them "That's the breaks."
"It's information. It can't be retrieved. It's just not practical," Illston said. "What would they do, Xerox it and mail it back?"
Illston said she changed her mind because she was not clearly aware of the details in her earlier order.
"This kind of got away from me and I apologize for that," she said from the bench.