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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Only Problem
by xaoslaad on Mon 18th Apr 2011 16:17 UTC
xaoslaad
Member since:
2006-03-07

People donated to him with the expectation that he was going to fight Sony. He used the money to roll over and settle his bills... he should donate all of it, not just what's left over.

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RE: Only Problem
by umccullough on Mon 18th Apr 2011 17:33 in reply to "Only Problem"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

People donated to him with the expectation that he was going to fight Sony. He used the money to roll over and settle his bills... he should donate all of it, not just what's left over.


So, what was the total amount donated? I haven't seen that number posted anywhere yet. I only know that he closed the donation link when he had "enough" to start with.

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RE: Only Problem
by Quake on Mon 18th Apr 2011 18:09 in reply to "Only Problem"
Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

People donated to him with the expectation that he was going to fight Sony. He used the money to roll over and settle his bills... he should donate all of it, not just what's left over.

GeoHot is only one person... Do you seriously think he can battle a MULTI-BILLION dollar company?!

Sony had a bad PR and that's good enough for me when it comes to person vs Bunch of lawyers.

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RE[2]: Only Problem
by Soulbender on Mon 18th Apr 2011 20:14 in reply to "RE: Only Problem"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

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Edited 2011-04-18 20:15 UTC

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RE: Only Problem
by BluenoseJake on Mon 18th Apr 2011 19:39 in reply to "Only Problem"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

The donations were for his legal bills, he paid them, then topped up the remainder with his own money, what more could you have asked for?

He did exactly what he said, and what was expected of him.

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RE: Only Problem - pretty easy huh
by jabbotts on Mon 18th Apr 2011 23:29 in reply to "Only Problem"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Pretty easy to sit infront of your computer and pass judgment on someone else. Have you ever been the single focus of a corporate legal team?

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RE: Only Problem
by Morgan on Wed 20th Apr 2011 00:34 in reply to "Only Problem"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Pardon me while I take out a loan to donate money I don't have to my favorite organization so I can live up to your lofty ideals. /facepalm

People gave him money to support him in his fight against Sony, and he spent some of the money fighting Sony. I fail to see the issue with that. There was no expectation of an all-out win; I'm pretty sure most who donated to him expected a far worse outcome than the actual one. I'd say he was quite honorable in how he handled the entire situation, including his generous donation to the EFF, some of which was his own money (i.e. not donated to him).

On that note, exactly how much have YOU donated to the EFF? I doubt it is anywhere near 10k.

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RE: Only Problem
by tylerdurden on Wed 20th Apr 2011 23:39 in reply to "Only Problem"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Haters gonna hate...

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