Analyst Says Hacker Settlement Is A Win For Sony

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According to former lawyer turned video games mouthpiece Michael Pachter, hackers will now think twice before messing with Sony. It has been revealed that has been granted a “permanent injunction” over hacker over George Hotz a.k.a Geohot. Pachter had the following to say about the means of the permanent injunction”.

“Yes, it’s a win for Sony,”

“‘Permanent injunction’ means that Geohotz won’t do it anymore. That’s all Sony really wanted, and they want to show other hackers that they will prosecute them as well.

“I’m confident that most hackers will see the potential for litigation – and the costs involved – as a deterrent, at least in those countries that have laws respecting intellectual property rights.”

Yesterday the gaming world learned that Sony and Geohot had reached a settlement, which set the grounds for Michael Pachter to add his 2 cents. Sony themselves came out to say that they are glad to put the litigation behind them. We all know these high-profile cases isn’t cheap. Did Sony take a win? Share your thoughts with us below.

Source: Eurogamer

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