After three long months, Sony and the renowned hacker, George “GeoHot” Hotz, have reached a settlement which ended the legal struggle between them.

As part of this settlement, Hotz agreed to accept upon himself a restraining order preventing him from distributing methods for hacking the PlayStation 3 on the internet. Hotz still claims he has done nothing illegal, and even said that “It was never my intention to cause any users trouble or to make piracy easier. I’m happy to have the litigation behind me.”

For those who have not been following the case, in January of this year, Hotz succeeded in bypassing the protections of the PlayStation 3 and has released his accomplishment and finding on the internet. In response, Sony, filed a lawsuit against Hotz and his associates, and was given by the court a warrant allowing Sony to confiscate Hotz’s private computer, along with documentation from the site on which Hotz published his deed, which would enable Sony to identify visitors on the site.

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