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 09:00 UTC in reply to "RE: My take"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

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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2007-04-18

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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