News - PS3
Written by Ryan Farrenkopf Monday, April 11 2011 12:04
Sony announced today via the PlayStation.Blog that they have reached a settlement in the George "GeoHot" Hotz Case. In case you need a simple refresher, GeoHot is a hacker who discovered the PS3's root key, allowing user's to install unofficial software onto their PS3's. GeoHot then posted the code online, because that's what people do; they post things online. Sony caught wind of this and threatened to sue everyone ever, especially GeoHot who then challenged Sony to a battle rap. Thus bringing us here.
Now the two have gotten together to work things out in court. While details are scarce, we do know that both sides have said they are happy to have this behind them, and that as part of the settlement GeoHot has agreed to a permanent injunction. While we don't know exactly what this means, we can speculate that GeoHot will probobly not be posting anything about the PS3 or Sony ever again.
Unfortunately for Sony, this doesn't close Pandora's Box as the information is already out there. Not to mention, they still have to deal with the increasingly unethical group "Anonymous". All in all, I'm just glad I'm not Sony right about now.
Settlement in George Hotz Case (US PlayStation.Blog)