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Geohot donates remaining defense funds to EFF

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Apr 2011 15:36 User comments (27)

Geohot donates remaining defense funds to EFF According to his blog, Geohot has donated the remaining money from his legal defense fund to the EFF, as promised.
Last month, the hacker, facing a lawsuit from an angry Sony over his part in jailbreaking the PS3, asked for donations and received an overwhelming response. Within one day, his defense fund was full and some even speculated that Microsoft had helped.

At the end of March, however, Sony and Geohot settled and some of the donations remained unused.

The hacker says the funds remaining were a bit under $10,000 so he added the rest himself to take it to $10,000, posting the receipt of the donation on his blog.

Taking a parting shot at Sony after confirming he would not be working on jailbreaking any other Sony products, Geohot says:

If you piss [Sony] off enough for them to pull out the legal team and their million dollar checkbook, worst thing that happens is you have to super swear to never do it again.

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27 user comments

118.4.2011 17:27

Sony should of invested that money in making all ps3's backwards compatible


This is Ron Blaze signing off

218.4.2011 18:49

Sony should just die off.

318.4.2011 20:32

I'm glad he came out of it alright, but I can't say I'm not deeply disappointed they didn't fight against Sony harder after all the grand-standing.



418.4.2011 20:44

Honestly I still think he's a pussy at this point. After all that hype about fighting he simply surrendered? I'm sure we'll never know the entire story but it doesn't make it any less sad.

519.4.2011 0:31

Originally posted by nintenut:
I'm glad he came out of it alright, but I can't say I'm not deeply disappointed they didn't fight against Sony harder after all the grand-standing.
My thoughts exactly




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619.4.2011 1:06

I guess we're all gonna have the same thought on that, because when I read the news I felt like something was missing there... like there should have been more out of the whole thing, I don't feel like sony was given a good enough lesson...


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719.4.2011 11:40

Quote:
Taking a parting shot at Sony after confirming he would not be working on jailnreaking any other Sony products, Geohot says:
sorry....didn't know if you wanted to fix spelling or not

it is good to see he came out good and that ALL the money he had didn't get eaten by the cash guzzling monster that is Sony...

819.4.2011 20:01

Originally posted by nintenut:
I'm glad he came out of it alright, but I can't say I'm not deeply disappointed they didn't fight against Sony harder after all the grand-standing.
1+


920.4.2011 17:09
Fgeohot
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Geohot ur a noob going around hacking every body really im glad Sony tried to sue everyone that has a ps3is pissrd off becuzof what u did now ps3 is laggn o
Ut freezing and psn

1021.4.2011 2:47

Originally posted by Fgeohot:
Geohot ur a noob going around hacking every body really im glad Sony tried to sue everyone that has a ps3is pissrd off becuzof what u did now ps3 is laggn o
Ut freezing and psn
Wut u Mad Bra?

1121.4.2011 6:24

Let's be realistic. No matter how many world class lawyers he had, He wouldn't of stood a chance against a court that biased towards Sony. It's just not realistic. The guy was offered to be let off with a slap on the wrist and he took it. I know I would have, no matter how many people in the world were encouraging me to fight Sony. Let's not forget, if he did try to fight Sony, then he would've been gambling with his livelyhood. How many of you would risk your livelyhood's for a bunch of Sony-haters (I am one, BTW) you don't even know??

-James

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1221.4.2011 13:43
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Originally posted by GryphB:
Sony should just die off.
No you.

1321.4.2011 14:03

Originally posted by .:
Originally posted by GryphB:
Sony should just die off.
No you.
Wut u Mad to Bra?

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1421.4.2011 14:52

Originally posted by smokyrain:
Originally posted by nintenut:
I'm glad he came out of it alright, but I can't say I'm not deeply disappointed they didn't fight against Sony harder after all the grand-standing.
My thoughts exactly
Yeah, me too.

But I wonder... maybe Sony might not have won... or at least the appeal. That's why they settled. Perhaps GeoHot did not have the heart (and money) for it after all.

That, or he got a job with them.

@Dexter lol


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1521.4.2011 20:47

wish Sony had carried the suit on & wiped that cocky smile of his face.

1621.4.2011 22:35
skeeter_on_petr
Unverified new user

This is really stupid, all this kid was ruin PSN for everyone else and you'll are going woo!. edited by ddp that, this kid is probably one of those stupid people who can't even play a game right and have to hack for a aimbot. Keep wooing him, go to microsoft then and eat edited by ddp die for those greed edited by ddp and your sitting here type say how bad sony is, well lets recap this there not as greed as microsoft remember sony has gone down the drain because microsoft bought out everything because of that 60$ a year plus how many people play Xbox live with more then two membership's so they can cheat go ahead and woo but the people who are doing that are the one's that never had work in their day of live so go ahead and woo for sony down side and get ready to paid for every little thing you do edited by ddp heads!!

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1722.4.2011 15:13
TheotherOne
Unverified new user

This kid disgust me. I myself prefer Sony over Microsoft, but you won't ever see me trying to bash Microsoft. That smile of confidence, and a slap on the wrist. He doesn't care and of course he wouldn't buy another Sony related product. If I was to ever see this kid.

Ps. For the guy running around saying "Wut you mad bra?" yes I am. It is always some stupid kid taking away from others.

1822.4.2011 16:27
AlexLDN
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This kid is one of those nubs that 'mao' 'ls' or any other kind of cheats there are to completly destroy fair play for everyone playing a game honestly. The often say 'why so mad its just a game' yet there the ones who go through all the trouble to find a way to cheat, perhaps there in denial that they take a game more seriously than than those that dont. Geohot is still a kid at the age of 21 promoting digital terrorism and calling it freedom. If he hates PS so much why dont he just leave it alone and play his beloxed XBOX. We as a gaming community have the right to choose what consoles we play, either the hacked up XBOX who chardge $60 to counter all the piracy (a good method and a justified one), or the PS3 who dont charge anything because of its purity. Personally i dont mind paying for a game with my hard earned cash. So F U geohot i dont want this so called 'freedom' you preach about. Im 'playstation' for life so stop 'lieing' its dieing you XBOX w.h.o.r.e.s. Man i hate you yanks. Corruption often originates from the states and spreads all over the world. Curse the lot of you baby acting muthafukaz. From LondoN.

1922.4.2011 19:29

Originally posted by TheotherOne:
This kid disgust me. I myself prefer Sony over Microsoft, but you won't ever see me trying to bash Microsoft. That smile of confidence, and a slap on the wrist. He doesn't care and of course he wouldn't buy another Sony related product. If I was to ever see this kid.

Ps. For the guy running around saying "Wut you mad bra?" yes I am. It is always some stupid kid taking away from others.
What has he taken from you. if you say the ability to play a game without cheats. your lying to yourself, as you'll find cheaters have been on PSN, far longer than this guys been in the scene.

I don't like Geowhore for a very specific reason, he cant keep his Attention Whoring self from ruining the scene. He had the PS3 boot code, he could have kept it under the table. passed it to all the scene members, and come up with a different approach of Booting files from the PS3, legally i might add. Oh no no not geowhore, His spotlight awaits, so he thought...till the curtain came crashing down.

this is the price you pay for breaking away from the scene, Geowhore

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2022.4.2011 19:58
GeoCock
Unverified new user

The kid is a attention fein, seriously take your ritalin and workout your relationship with your neglecting parents. Yeah he's a smart kid for all his hacking skills but its really annoying right about now when Im trying to get things done on my PS and I can't do ish.
GROW UP! Put your hypocritical mindset to good use and not this 1990's hacker mentality. Its such a tired scene and just cliche. The kid clearly has never been laid because if he had he wouldn't be such a dork. Keep it up I hope Sony helps your balls drop

2122.4.2011 21:26
AlexLDN
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@ DXR88
firstly i dont understand all that boot code stuff or any mechanism talk involving the PS3, unlike you i wasnt the geek at school, i was the guy in the football team living my life with a smile on my face. And as for your one 'specific reason' for disliking him its fking bizarre. Mine is because this p.r.i.c.k literally came in to my house and stole my PSN. There is nothing you or anyone else can say that can justfy what he did. He's a selfish dillusional s.o.b because he must of thought at the time ( 20-4-2011) ' everyone loves me, EVERYONE is on my side on this case, the WORLD is watching me right now so im going to 'jailbreak' the PSN ''''for'''' everyone in the entire planet and EVERYONES going to support me'. He should change his name to 'Robinhot'. I just wish theres a real life detective McCane (die hard) hunting this kid down right now with a bazooka if he isnt in custody yet. Id hate to think what would have happen to us all if this kid studied nuclear weapons instead of advanced engineering. With great intelligence comes great responsibility. though im sure he would replace the word responsibility with power. As for theotherone's refrence on 'cheating', i think he meant that he fits the bill on the usual suspect inventing them and destroying any fun an honest gamer maybe having. You know what F it. Im pretty p.i.s.s.ed of right now so F you F this message and F Geohots from LonDoN.

2222.4.2011 21:55

Originally posted by AlexLDN:
@ DXR88
firstly i dont understand all that boot code stuff or any mechanism talk involving the PS3, unlike you i wasnt the geek at school, i was the guy in the football team living my life with a smile on my face. And as for your one 'specific reason' for disliking him its fking bizarre. Mine is because this p.r.i.c.k literally came in to my house and stole my PSN. There is nothing you or anyone else can say that can justfy what he did. He's a selfish dillusional s.o.b because he must of thought at the time ( 20-4-2011) ' everyone loves me, EVERYONE is on my side on this case, the WORLD is watching me right now so im going to 'jailbreak' the PSN ''''for'''' everyone in the entire planet and EVERYONES going to support me'. He should change his name to 'Robinhot'. I just wish theres a real life detective McCane (die hard) hunting this kid down right now with a bazooka if he isnt in custody yet. Id hate to think what would have happen to us all if this kid studied nuclear weapons instead of advanced engineering. With great intelligence comes great responsibility. though im sure he would replace the word responsibility with power. As for theotherone's refrence on 'cheating', i think he meant that he fits the bill on the usual suspect inventing them and destroying any fun an honest gamer maybe having. You know what F it. Im pretty p.i.s.s.ed of right now so F you F this message and F Geohots from LonDoN.
Obviously that Football team you played on caused some brain damage, id seek some form of medical compensation.

Either that or obvious Troll is obvious.

as per your comments

He didn't steal your PSN, he didn't hack PSN, he never touched PSN. It was the PS3 He "assisted" in hacking. Geowhore doesn't give credit where credit is due for obvious reasons. God forbids him from sharing the stage, you know.

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2323.4.2011 1:07

Originally posted by DXR88:
Obviously that Football team you played on caused some brain damage, id seek some form of medical compensation.
Haha Dex, you crack me up. :D

Interesting comments regarding "Geowhore" Dex. Do you think he felt he would have got any credit if he'd kept it in the scene.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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2423.4.2011 1:57
AlexLDN
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@DXR88
WTF!.... Hey man i thought you were the brain, now i relize you are the pinky, you lost-in-the-head-muthafuka. If that the case then why the f are we discussing this r.e.t.a.r.d. 80701A06 is a psn code hack he is responsible for. regardless of wether he did it alone or assisted, he was involved. i think you too should seek medical compensation but a more extensive one, because which ever asylum your writing this from probably prescribed you the incorrect drug or the wrong dosage, because your obviously someone who supports his work yet hate the fact it was done by 'geowhore' as you like to call him. You and these other 'scene members' are the reason innocent gamers like myself have to suffer because of your bs. Unless your 'trolling' i say youve been analysed. DXR88 = The big man with the big talk in the big scene. From LonDoN.

2523.4.2011 19:53

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Obviously that Football team you played on caused some brain damage, id seek some form of medical compensation.
Haha Dex, you crack me up. :D

Interesting comments regarding "Geowhore" Dex. Do you think he felt he would have got any credit if he'd kept it in the scene.
Yes, for all the people that took place in the creation of what could have been. Geowhore could have been in the list of credits and props.

but unlikly as most scene teams don't operate under individualism 1911,Razor,etc,etc they tend to stick to group names. makes it harder for (insert greedy capitalist name here)to sue them.

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2623.4.2011 19:56

Originally posted by AlexLDN:
@DXR88
WTF!.... Hey man i thought you were the brain, now i relize you are the pinky, you lost-in-the-head-muthafuka. If that the case then why the f are we discussing this r.e.t.a.r.d. 80701A06 is a psn code hack he is responsible for. regardless of wether he did it alone or assisted, he was involved. i think you too should seek medical compensation but a more extensive one, because which ever asylum your writing this from probably prescribed you the incorrect drug or the wrong dosage, because your obviously someone who supports his work yet hate the fact it was done by 'geowhore' as you like to call him. You and these other 'scene members' are the reason innocent gamers like myself have to suffer because of your bs. Unless your 'trolling' i say youve been analysed. DXR88 = The big man with the big talk in the big scene. From LonDoN.
Hey your right man! They did proscribe me the wrong meds. How dare they!
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2723.4.2011 23:47

Originally posted by DXR88:
but unlikly as most scene teams don't operate under individualism 1911,Razor,etc,etc they tend to stick to group names. makes it harder for (insert greedy capitalist name here)to sue them.
Hey, that pretty much describes corporations.

I find it somehow ironic that for all the goody-two-shoes here the number of times I've seen on TPB or Demonoid numerous posters comment on new movie threads... "Hey, I can't play this on my PS3!". I mean e-v-e-r-y time haha.

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