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: WTF?
by Ford Prefect on Mon 11th Apr 2011 22:32 UTC in reply to "WTF?"
Ford Prefect
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2006-01-16

Exactly. It could have gone far worse, however it seems more likely that Sony understood they have no stand in front of court. We all know the Free Speech Flag.

If they would have wanted to handle the case gracefully, why did they act the exact opposite since it started until today?

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RE[2]: WTF?
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 11th Apr 2011 22:46 in reply to "RE: WTF?"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

If that's the case, they didn't willfully end it gracefully--they were forced to make the decision, because they finally realized they would lose anyway. They did what they probably felt they had to do, not what was best for anyone else. I would hardly call that graceful--especially when it's the company that brought on the suit themselves, and got one subpoena after another that in most cases, should be harder to obtain.

Edit: Either way, it looks like GeoHot finally decided to do what's right and abandon Sony products completely:

http://geohotgotsued.blogspot.com/

Edited 2011-04-11 22:48 UTC

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