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Sony And Geohot Settle PS3 Hacking Case

05-10-2011 04:31 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Sony Corp. has finally decided to drop its legal suit against the infamous PlayStation3 hacker George Hotz also popularly known as “Geohot”. The 21 years old hacker who is a resident of New Jersey had posted files and documentation for the PS3 jailbreak. Hotz, besides hacking PS3 gained more attention for posting a rap song on Youtube about Sony during the legal proceedings. Hotz was earlier in limelight when he had discovered security flaws in Apple’s iPhone that could be exploited to allow customers to run unapproved applications on the device.

However, now both Sony and Hotz have mutually agreed to settle their suit. “The parties reached an agreement in principle on March 31, 2011. As part of the settlement, Hotz consented to a permanent injunction," Sony's senior director of corporate communications Patrick Seybold wrote in a PlayStation Blog post.
“Sony is glad to put this litigation behind us," said Riley Russell, general counsel for Sony Computer Electronics America (SCEA), in a statement. "Our motivation for bringing this litigation was to protect our intellectual property and our consumers. We believe this settlement and the permanent injunction achieve this goal." Hotz said in a statement, "It was never my intention to cause any users trouble or to make piracy easier."

However, the joint statement mentions nothing about the other hackers that Sony sued namely Bushing," Sven Peter, Hector Martin Cantero, and others alleged to be part of the group of hackers called FAIL0VERFLOW which was responsible for the release of the PlayStation 3's root key.

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