Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Apr 2011 21:15 UTC
Legal After news of the settlement between Sony and George Hotz came out, we had a few unhappy people complaining about how Hotz would now keep all the money donated to him, that he would run off to some tropical island, never to be heard from again. Well, as it turns out, Hotz has actually kept his word: he donated all the leftover donated money to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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Good news
by BrianH on Mon 18th Apr 2011 02:55 UTC
BrianH
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2005-07-06

This GeoHot is seriously a class act, an example to us all.

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RE: Good news
by flanque on Mon 18th Apr 2011 10:53 in reply to "Good news"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Lucky seems more accurate to me. Very lucky.

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RE[2]: Good news
by pandronic on Mon 18th Apr 2011 11:22 in reply to "RE: Good news"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

I don't think that luck had anything to do with it. This whole Geohot case was becoming a PR nightmare for Sony. So while Sony could have crushed Geohot like a bug and make an example of him (because that's the way the world works - people with deep pockets fuck John Q. Citizen in the ass, nose and ears), they would've lost more on the sales front. Simple math.

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RE[2]: Good news
by BrianH on Mon 18th Apr 2011 17:38 in reply to "RE: Good news"
BrianH Member since:
2005-07-06

I meant that his behavior throughout this situation and in the aftermath had class. Luck has nothing to do with that.

He is lucky he got off so lightly, because Sony's behavior had no class, until the settlement. That is why it was such a PR nightmare for them.

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RE[2]: Good news
by tylerdurden on Wed 20th Apr 2011 23:37 in reply to "RE: Good news"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

What does luck have to do with being a class act?

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