The infamous iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and PS3 hacker George “GeoHot” Hotz and Sony have evidently patched things up. In fact the two warring parties are coming to terms with their recent high-profile enmity legal match and settling matters peacefully.
According to the report, Sony and Geohot has released a joint statement indicating a conclusion to the courtroom showdown that has dragged on for weeks. “The parties reached an agreement in principle on March 31, 2011,” the statement reads. “As part of the settlement, Hotz consented to a permanent injunction.”
Now it is safe to say that Geohot agreed to stop hacking any and all Sony products, an outcome that once again raises the question of the legality of jailbreaking.
According to Riley Russell, General Counsel for SCEA:
“Sony is glad to put this litigation behind us,”
“Our motivation for bringing this litigation was to protect our intellectual property and our consumers. We believe this settlement and the permanent injunction achieve this goal.”
“It was never my intention to cause any users trouble or to make piracy easier,” Hotz added, “I’m happy to have the litigation behind me.”
Read the full joint statement on the playstation blog.