$5,000 is small claims court. When Sony or any big name corporations takes someone to court, its not for small amounts. Its for a large sum. $5k isnt even enough to cover lawyers.
read the court files......maximum punishment is 5k.....
they will sue him for MILLIONS if it goes to court. doesnt mean theyll get it but thats how lawsuits go. has anyone checked precedent on such suits? apple didnt sue him, right? so i doubt this will even go to court
I dont know how it is in the u.s. - but in civilized countries (and im pretty sure even in the staates it got handled that way) it is exactly settled how much a the sony lawayer would get from geohot...it is a way to prevent lawayers to rob people.
So for this kind of "problem" he is in with ~ 5.0000 $ (if he loose)
And if he acceptes the restraining order, they can't sue him. it is like a deal " you accept, we dont sue", so he would be out with 5 grand and sony got him to stop publishing any information about the hack.
I guess his team is pretty sure about that too, because they allowed him to bring his tools back online.
And i'm not exactly familiar with u.s. law, but i think if he loose someone else could try to remove this verdict, because it clearly violoates constitutional rights (freedom of speech), so every u.s. citizen is violated in his constitutional rights.
AFAIK there must be a lot more of those "Does" than the 100 they are looking for.
I am just wondering if they used their Cell processor to calculate and encrypt that number, then, GH and his friends must have hacked the real number into 100, that would be a legendary fail, loool ...
The 100 is just a filler. It's so they have wiggle room into bringing others into it as it develops.
$10 says that sony wont play the fail0verflow "Epic Fail" video in court.
The judge would be in tears.