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]: WTF?
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 12th Apr 2011 18:37 UTC in reply to "RE: WTF?"
StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

Handling the end of this lawsuit so gracefully.


I'm not sure I'd call it grace, but they've certainly done some deft balancing of the goals of:

- making the immediate problem go away as quickly as possible (namely, the injunction Hotz agreed to and, presumably, the end of the "Anonymous" backlash)
- capitulating as little as possible (looks like Sony doesn't even have to pay Hotz's court costs)
- and while saving as much face as possible (presenting the settlement as some sort of magnanimous gesture on Sony's part, instead of it simply being damage control)

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