In what appears to be the final chapter of the Sony vs. George “GeoHot” Hotz PS3 hacking case, a joint statement has been issued via the PlayStation Blog today laying out as much as Sony’s legal and PR departments will allow.
Almost two weeks ago on March 31, 2011, the two parties reached a settlement that resulted in Hotz being absolved of any involvement with the recent pseudo-Anonymous splinter cell attack on Sony’s services and websites as well as being slapped with a “permanent injunction,” which means Hotz will never do anything like this again.
Maybe. It seems that Hotz, despite having completely turned around on his previously steadfast goals for this lawsuit, has joined the Sony boycott. And while I think Hotz comes off sounding a bit “entitled” in most of his online writings and media interviews, it really seemed like he had the case in the bag in light of some revelatory pieces of evidence. I guess that’s why I’m not a lawyer.
via the PlayStation Blog.