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
by umccullough on Mon 11th Apr 2011 22:45 UTC in reply to "My take"
umccullough
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2006-01-26

Hotz settles with Sony, breaking his promise and letting down all those people who donated to him.


Actually, settling was always one of the options Hotz was willing to accept, but he flubbed that one up as well (per his own geohot.com page):

What if SCEA tries to settle?
Lets just say, I want the settlement terms to include OtherOS on all PS3s and an apology on the PlayStation blog for ever removing it. It'd be good PR for Sony too, lord knows they could use it. I'm also willing to accept a trade, a legit path to homebrew for knowledge of how to stop new firmwares from being decrypted.


Hmm... I didn't see that part anywhere in the court documents.

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RE[2]: My take
by umccullough on Mon 11th Apr 2011 22:56 in reply to "RE: My take"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Hmm... I didn't see that part anywhere in the court documents.


Hmm... I guess I gotta correct myself, apparently many of the settlement details are "confidential", and excluded from the court documents. Per Hotz' Blog:

In general in court cases, the settlement agreement is not filed with the court. If a party is bound by an injunction, that would have to be made available on the public docket.


Guess we may never know what the results of the settlement were.

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