PlayStation Hacker Geohot Settles with Sony Computer Entertainment America

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Hacker George "Geohot" Hotz, the man who Sony accused of cracking the PlayStation 3 security, has settled with Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA). According to a statement issued by SCEA, Hotz has "consented to a permanent injunction" against the information published by Hotz.

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While full details of the settlement are not yet available, it's hard to parse this as anything but a win for Hotz, who simply has to refrain from publishing information that is already broadly reproduced elsewhere on the internet. Sony, by not going to court, does not have to risk a protracted and ugly trial against a customer.

Related:
In January: Geohot boasts about his unprecedented hack of the PlayStation 3.
Also in January: Sony tries to get restraining order on Geohot's hack.
In February: Sued by Sony, Geohot rants in the form of his very own rap video.
Also in February: Sony asks its PS3 customers to refrain from hacking.
In March: Geohot offers a defense, denies fleeing the U.S.
In April: Anonymous attacks Sony sites in support of Geohot.

DISCUSSION

ROFLOL...Sony tucked tail wand ran...amazing how a little use of force, and the threat of far more can make a bully change his ways...For all those blustering about how sony got what they wanted...don't kid yourself...sony wanted to turn Geohotz into an example, like that chick who was made an example for downloading some music. They simply shitted their pants when faced with Anon's threats, and SAW it in action, have no doubt about it. Like a bully, they were going to crush him, and they faced a bigger bully and ran away…punks!