Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Apr 2011 22:17 UTC
Legal Well, it seems like Sony vs. George Hotz has ended pretty much without a bang. Sony announced on its Playstation blog that the two parties have settled the case. Under the settlement, Hotz agrees to a permanent injunction fo his jailbreaking hack, but admits to no wrong-doing. A wise and, dare I say it, mature end to the lawsuit.
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RE[3]: My take
by victorhooi on Tue 12th Apr 2011 00:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My take"
victorhooi
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2005-06-30

heya,

Lol, I have a question for you - have you actually ever been involved in a lawsuit? Seriously?

Have you actually been to court?

Look, criminal or civil, large or small, it can still be either an annoying hassle, or a very intimidating experience. Even if you know you're in the right, it's still incredibly draining (although some people do thrive on that feeling).

While I personally think Geohot should have pushed on, at the end fo the day, I'm not in his shoes, so I'm not going to begrudge his call. And yes, I've been in court, ok, even for civil matters it's still a royal pain in the a*se, and expensive to boot. Why do you think most people prefer to settle?

Maybe the guy's got a life to live? See, Sony's lawyers are being paid to show up - he's not.

Cheers,
Victor

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