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Geohot Gives $10,000 in Donations to the EFF

Geohot has given all his remaining legal defense donations to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, according to posting on his blog.

As Promised, all legal defense money left over, plus a little to bump it to a nice number, Has Been Sent to the EFF. Thank you all so much for your support, without it, Things Could Have Been Much Worse.

This money goes to the EFF in Hopes That America can one day again be a shining example of freedom, free of the DMCA and ACTA , and private interest That will never trump the ideas laid out in the constitution of privacy, ownership, and free speech .

At the end of the day, I take comfort in something. The PS3 got OWNED.
“Once the code works they’ll never be Able to take it away from us.”

Will you be continuing your work on Sony products anonymously?
Nah. As much as I do not RESPECT the goons at Sony, I do RESPECT the court.

Will future research on Sony products be chilled?
Nah. If you piss off enough for Them 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.

Will Sony do a better job with security next time?
LOL, I think they’ll do a lot worse. It Would not surprise me if the people who did PS3 security Were fired. And I’m curious as to who is hiring for Sony NGP security. Lawyers? Get the code to sign a Contract That It Will Have exploits? You Should not piss off the community of people who are talented Actually at this stuff. Hell, maybe even pissed you off enough to leave your engineering employees Some nice backdoors?

Sony and Geohot recently settled a lawsuit over the jailbreak of the PS3 with Geohot consenting to a permanent injunction as part of the deal. More details on the settlement can be found here.

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