Originally Posted by Cheesethief
It was a precedent. Geohot fully agreed to every single word in Sony's settlement. That is a loss if I have ever seen one. He did not even try to make the settlement more fair for himself. He just unzipped his pants and bent over with cheeks spread wide.
This showed Sony that they could get hackers in court and win. This showed courts that hackers were wrong because a hacker agreed that he was doing something wrong.
He stole donation money for the case too. He asked for donations to help with his court costs, but then settled. There was no information as to what happened to all of the donation money. During the case he also went for a vacation in South America, which also did not sit well with the hacking public that gave him donations.
Now I don't like geohot as much as the next guy... he's an attention whore, he's a wannabe eminem, etc, but I think people are very unfair in some regards towards the ******bag. As far as I know he donated the $$ to the EFF if memory serves me right, and I will be totally honest... if I ever got into a judicial problem with sony I would probably do whatever they want to make the problem go away. I certainly wish I had the F*CKING BRAVADO, THE TESTICLES, THE UBBER MACHONESS of graf (did I mention the guy is fearless?), but who am I kidding? balls as big as those only come around once every century.
I do blame him for being a drama whore though, because if he just would have done stuff on the DL then there wouldn't have been so much problems, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I'm geohot hear me roar, he just had to call on the masses to suck his epenis because apparently his parents didn't pay much attention to him when he was a kid.