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: My take - marterdom is not for everyone
by jabbotts on Tue 12th Apr 2011 13:24 UTC in reply to "My take"
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I don't know the full details so perhaps he did willfuly ignore his promis and community support. From the other side though, he may also have realized how long Sony could keep him running through courts. Sometimes the indavidual cost of becoming a martyr doesn't add up. It could simply have been a 20-something year old considering what it'll be like to turn 30-something before the case is finished.

In terms of donations, what was the total collected and how much has been spent on legal fees? He promised to donate any remaining amounts; is that happening and to what cause is it due to be donated?

I think he should at least be given the chance to do right by the community and supporters within the legal limits of the case outcome. Maybe save the torches and pitchforks until there is valid reason to point fingers. For us third parties it's easy to sway with the fickle internet trend of the hour and voice outrage but how many have actually been in the possition of being personally dragged into court by a multi-national corp?

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