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
Member since:
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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RE[4]: My take
by Soulbender on Tue 12th Apr 2011 03:13 in reply to "RE[3]: My take"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yeah well, it's a bit different if you take donation's and say you're gonna do one thing and then you do something else.
Let's hope he'll give people their donations back, what's left of it, otherwise he's just an ass.

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RE[5]: My take
by umccullough on Tue 12th Apr 2011 03:30 in reply to "RE[4]: My take"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Yeah well, it's a bit different if you take donation's and say you're gonna do one thing and then you do something else.
Let's hope he'll give people their donations back, what's left of it, otherwise he's just an ass.


Pretty sure he said settlement was an option - but on "his terms". Since we don't know all the details of the settlement (they're "confidential") - it's hard to say if he did that ;)

Otherwise, he did also say that any left over donations after his legal fees were paid would go to EFF.

Pretty sure all of that was specified up front...

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RE[4]: My take
by WereCatf on Tue 12th Apr 2011 06:46 in reply to "RE[3]: My take"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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

Have you actually been to court?


The answer is no to both of these questions, I simply don't do anything interesting or am anybody worth suing.

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.


I know going to court and fighting over it is really draining and I never claimed the contrary. But well, Geohot himself proclaimed himself the champion of consumer rights, kept on saying he'll fight the fight to the end, hell, have you seen that stupid rap video he made? If he hadn't been boasting like that people would have reacted differently. It's all his own doing right now.

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RE[4]: My take
by pfgbsd on Tue 12th Apr 2011 18:05 in reply to "RE[3]: My take"
pfgbsd Member since:
2011-03-12



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



I agree... no one can force SONY to make available the "OtherOS" option but the jailbreak is out in the wild anyways. GeoHot made his point, and there was nothing to be achieved by keeping the trial going on. SONY gained nothing.

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