Originally Posted by anon-2012
Just a little food for thought here but i was told by an iPhone developer not so long ago the recent release of the A5 jailbreak netted him and his team a whopping $65k + in donations in the week they released that was just in $5 to $10 dollar donations here and there this subject was brought up in a conversation about donators claiming they had donated 100s of dollars when in reality it wasnt.
Unlike the iphone, the ps3 is still illegal to hack, according to $ony's terms. Until games consoles are put on the same level as homebrew on smartphones, $ony will probably try to sue those they can easily find.
Sure we can donate to a dedicated ps3hax paypal account, and then pay the person who makes a new exploit. But sony will either tell paypal to block the paypal account, freezing all the donations made, and they could track the person who jailbreak the console via the payment method used to pay them.
Thats the problem, it's hard for sony to track down someone in china and sue them, but when the can have the courts track a money transfer they can find the person just like that.