Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Feb 2011 23:20 UTC
Legal George Hotz is in the middle of what could be a long, punishing legal battle with Sony, and his money is running out. "Media, I need your help. This is the first time I have ever asked. Please, if you support this cause, help me out and spread the word," he wrote on his newest blog entry. "I want, by the time this goes to trial, to have Sony facing some of the hardest hitting lawyers in the business. Together, we can help fix the system." Ars Technica contacted Hotz's lawyer to make sure this plea for cash was legitimate, and attorney Stewart Kellar confirmed that yes, the money raised goes to Hotz's legal fund to fight Sony. It also appears Hotz has friends with deep pockets; the first round of fundraising is already over, and more lawyers will be hired for Hotz's defense."
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gedmurphy
Member since:
2005-12-23

Sony should ban anyone using hacked consoles from the PSN, not sue people for modifying the hardware that they own. The online cheats are an entirely different problem and need to be dealt with as such.

They're going about this totally wrong and I hope it ends up going against them, as the jailbreak case did for Apple.

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viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Sony should ban anyone using hacked consoles from the PSN,

They do.
http://www.psnathome.com/general/ps3-hackers-can-now-ban-legitimate...

not sue people for modifying the hardware that they own.

So how many customers did they sued?
They are sued the ones, who directly damaged their business and a brand. Who did not comply with license.

The online cheats are an entirely different problem and need to be dealt with as such.

Pirated software is not a problem?

They're going about this totally wrong and I hope it ends up going against them, as the jailbreak case did for Apple.

So what they do wrong?

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