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[2]: My take
by WereCatf on Tue 12th Apr 2011 06:58 UTC in reply to "RE: My take"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

i wonder what about graf_chokolo, and his case.


I cannot verify this but I heard Graf's case was solely based on the outcome of Hotz case, and since it never actually went through Sony has to re-sue Graf now.

Unfortunately I have absolutely no knowledge of German laws, especially their IP and DMCA-like laws, and Graf himself is totally unlike Hotz in that he is never seen in public except when he drops yet another bomb of PS3 goodies.

If what I heard is true Graf should be receiving his hardware back soonish, and he'll no doubt just continue doing what he's been doing all this time anyways. I don't know if Sony can sue him again in such a short timeframe, someone living in Germany should know better about such laws, but if I have to guess anything I'd say they cannot sue him again for a while under the same arguments he was sued before.

All in all, I just hope he's doing fine, he's earned quite some respect in the scene.

Edited 2011-04-12 06:58 UTC

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