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 sithlord2 on Tue 12th Apr 2011 08:29 UTC in reply to "My take"
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Hotz settles with Sony, breaking his promise and letting down all those people who donated to him.

That is the reason why people are so angry at him.

It's easy for others to be angry at him, they are not the ones who would have gone to jail...

The guy decided to walk as a free man while he still had the chance. I would have done exactly the same if I was him ...

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RE[2]: My take
by WereCatf on Tue 12th Apr 2011 09:00 in reply to "RE: My take"
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It's easy for others to be angry at him, they are not the ones who would have gone to jail...

*sigh* You didn't read a damn thing, did you? It's a CIVIL CASE, you can't go to jail even if you lose.

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RE[3]: My take
by MrWeeble on Tue 12th Apr 2011 09:41 in reply to "RE[2]: My take"
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Indirectly, you can. If something is proved in a civil case, it can be used in a criminal prosecution later, which might not otherwise be brought for lack of evidence

A case in point, Oscar Wilde sued the Marquess of Queensbury for Libel as Queensbury had described Wilde as a sodomite. When Queensbury won the case by proving Wilde was a sodomite, Wilde was immediately arrested for the then crime of sodomy and after being convicted served 2 years hard labour.

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