Since the case between the hacker and the corporation was settled at the end of last month, new details concerning the settlement between George Hotz and Sony have now recently come to light.
It’s emerged that if Mr Hotz ignores the injunction placed upon him, which limits him quite considerably in the diseminating of information with regards to Sony’s PlayStation 3 console’s architecture, a hefty fine upto a maximum of $250,000 could be issued depending on the number of violations comitted. No doubt George could ever hope to afford this.
The news comes as ‘GeoHot’ became notorius in jailbreaking the iOS and more recently the PS3. The major point that was made by Sony was not that he hacked the console in the first place but rather he went so far as to publish the information he had garnered thus necessitating other like-minded individuals who wish to do the same thing with their own consoles.
So now that Hotz has his hands somewhat tied, rather than to skulk away, never to be heard of again, he has gone the opposite way in stating, via his blog, that…
“I am joining the SONY boycott… I will never purchase another SONY product… I encourage you to do the same…And if you bought something SONY recently, return it.”
It does seem a little overly dramatic and it’s quite the ‘drop in the ocean’ and I’m sure Sony won’t be losing any sleep as a result. Quite simply, Georger Hotz did something he wasn’t supposed to, and against Sony’s implemented policies. As such, Sony took the hacker to court and won.
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