GeoHot Flees to South America?

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GeoHot Flees to South America? by Nebz at 5:32 AM (14,712 Views / 0 Likes) 202 replies

  1. Nebz
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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJvTMZe0yI0[/youtube]​


    Known best for his iPhone jailbreak, George Hotz a.k.a. GeoHot, is facing charges from Sony for jailbreaking the Playstation 3 gaming console. Recent court documentation suggests that he lied, tampered with evidence and is now in South America.

    Click here to read the related court filing 103,
    http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/distr...167/235965/103/ [/p]
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    WATCH THE VIDEO.
    I wasn't sure whether to post it here or in the PS3 area....
    Skip to 3:33 for when he begins to start talking about some of the more recent events.



    EDIT: For those not up to date on the situation and are just posting as according to the topic title, Hotz didn't flee from his case... As far as I can see he's on his own little vacation. The Case still continues though and, for those those actually following what's going, is open to discussion...

    Update: Stewart Kellar, Hotz's attorney, has responded saying the missing hard drive parts have now been delivered.

    "The 'integral components' SCEA is talking about are stock controller cards, not the hard drives themselves," Kellar told IGN in an e-mail. "The neutral subsequently had to explain to SCEA the form and function of hard drive controller cards. Those controller cards have since been provided to the neutral so the point is moot."

    Kellar also states Hotz is using the donation money he received for the lawsuit only and will donate any leftover funds after the case has been resolved.

    "You can never take a vacation from a lawsuit. Mr. Hotz has had to make himself available 24/7 for this litigation, which has been quite demanding on him," he said. "You have to remember that Mr. Hotz didn't choose to fight this battle, but now that he has been sued, he has put his heart into fighting this case that has enormous implications for consumers world-wide."

    "As for any question as to whether Mr. Hotz has used donation money to take a trip to South America, that's pretty silly. Litigating against a massive company like Sony, who is represented by five attorneys, is very costly for a 21-year-old," Kellar added. "The donation money George has received is being used exclusively for his legal defense. If there are any funds left after the lawsuit, George is planning to donate the money to the EFF [Electronic Frontier Foundation]."[/p]
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    So... now what?
     
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    Well, if this is true, this will make GeoHot looks bad.
     
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    what a tool [​IMG]
     
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    LOL I said the same thing when I was watching the video. I wonder how his supporters feel at this point....
     
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    lol this definitely will affect GeoHotz's reputation.
     
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    I guess this is what he did with the donations
     
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    Big deal? Good job Hotz, i approve your skipping the country, if i was going to get fucked over like that, i would leave the country too
     
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    damn, I donated him 95% of the homebrew bounty money [​IMG]
    enjoy your sunny beach and warm sea water, bitch

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    There's more than one reason for tampering with your hard drive when asked to submit it as evidence.
    ...
    Maybe he has really questionable porn on it.
     
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    Well I can't say I blame him....
     
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    Umm, who is this guy again? Some random youtuber? Honestly, I really don't want to believe he just skipped out. Said integral components could be salvaged from a donor drive no? He didn't tamper with the actual data (hopefully)? If all the data is intact then the problem will be moot if when [if] he returns. I don't envy his position, and if the court documents don't specifically state he cannot go on holiday, then what's stopping him?

    I really hope he returns and faces it like he has been.
     
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    Ugh Its another Fuckin Dave Chappelle Moment minus the suing
    Dave Chappelle left the country before cause people was giving him
    shit about his show so he moved to africa twice cause he didnt want
    to do the show anymore cause Comedy Central was controlling him
    cause of the contract and people were annoying him so he fled to
    africa...Geohot Left(maybe) cause Sony and the fanboys were giving
    him shit and well he lied in court if thats what it
    says so he left to south america
    i think its a dave chappelle moment IMO
    please correct me if im wrong.
     
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    I guess what happened was that Geohot honestly believed that he was innocent, but as the court case progressed he realised he had actually fucked up pretty bad.
    So he fled.
     
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    I'm not for or against geohot, but that guy in the video is a turd-waffle. Sorry, I just call'em like I see'em.
     
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    He's just another who does a bit of gaming and world news but he pulled his facts on this from a user who happened to have pulled their own facts from the document which is in my first post.

    Maybe it'll interest you that on page 23, Lines 24-26 the court document states "When SCEA echoed TIG's request that the components of the hard drives be delivered immediately, Hotz's counsel responded that Hotz was in South America."
    Just a tad bit after that it states his violation of impoundment order raises concerns and then the Conclusion of the document.



    I wouldn't be surprised if he fled to try and avoid this but it is pretty lulzy if that's the case seeing as how confident he portrayed himself only to end up getting backed into a corner.
     
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    For those saying that it's just some random youtube guy, listen. He pulled his facts straight from the official court documentation that is linked to in the first post. He isn't just bad mouthing geohot, he is stating facts. Don't get pissy because geohot is just a lying doucher.
     
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    I said that because it is just some random youtuber. In fact, I'm surprised he can read. Well, that's looking at the whole youtube community as a whole.
     
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    I thought it was because most tech/computer related cases are handle in California.
     
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