Sony Settles With Alleged PlayStation 3 Hacker

Law360 (April 11, 2011, 4:23 PM EDT) -- Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC said Monday it had resolved its breach of contract and copyright infringement suit against alleged PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz, ending a brief but contentious battle in California.

Hotz, who Sony claimed disseminated a workaround that allowed PS3 owners to run pirated games and unauthorized software on the systems, agreed to a permanent injunction barring him from jailbreaking any Sony products or helping others do so, according to a motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Hotz agreed to pay $10,000 per violation if he breaches the terms of the...

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