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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RE[2]: Good news
by pandronic on Mon 18th Apr 2011 11:22 UTC 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[3]: Good news
by flanque on Mon 18th Apr 2011 12:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Good news"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

The cards fell in his favour. At best it was a tactical recovery.

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RE[4]: Good news
by orestes on Mon 18th Apr 2011 16:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Good news"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Sony outright won this one, escaping the bad PR was just a bonus

Edited 2011-04-18 16:58 UTC

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