The result of this case won't change a thing either way.
Sony wins = Sony secure system to the best of their ability. People continue to homebrew.
Dip Shit wins = Sony secure system to the best of their ability. People continue to homebrew.
The only thing that may come from this is that companies may not be able to sue people over homebrewing consoles in the future. Even then these huge corps will find loopholes and throw legal road blocks around. Seeing as the land of the free is the only country that seems to have people being sued for such things, it aint gonna affect us all anyway. Sony bought this case about and it's Sony's to withdraw as and when it wishes with the payment of fees that will ammount to a fart in the wind for the world's fifth largest media conglomerate. They can and will silence this kid for months to come (that's all they want) and he will have no say in any settlement.
Copy and paste of my previous post for the hell of it....
He could have cared about all that freedom crap and released his stuff anonymously, avoiding this whole thing. But he wanted the notoriety. He originaly said "If you want your next console to be secure then get in touch". He's not on our side - Don't give him money! He's selfserving and doesn't care about 'the scene' and will drop it like a sack of shit if it's in his interests. If he did care he would have shared all he knew about the console from the start but instead he keeps it to himself - securing his own form of control. He's after a job and hopes having sensitive information (an unspoken blackmail - I can damage you with the DRM key and save you with future firmware) may help Sony warm to him. What about our freedom (that he'll defend to the bitter end - god bless him and all who sail in him) to explore/mod future firmwares and games?
I believe he is very smart but I'm sure Sony don't need his help. The PS3 was a high-tech fortress without him, it's just a shame for them the boss left the master key dangling in the front door.
One last thing... I know nothing about how firmware is decrypted or electronic system security whatsoever but if the next firmware (signed with the new keys) could only be applied to consoles running 3.56+ (i.e. you have to update to 3.56 then 3.60) would this not be a problem for future decryption.