You may remember that George Hotz, the hacker/rapstar who jailbroke the PS3 and then got sued by Sony, solicited donations for his legal defence. You may remember that Hotz and Sony recently settled. You may wonder what he’s doing with the leftover donations. Don’t worry, he didn’t forget where they came from.
Hotz today posted a screengrab of a receipt showing a $US10,000 payment to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Internet privacy and digital rights advocacy organisation which also supported Hotz during his suit.
Hotz says the $US10,000 represents “as promised, all left over legal defence money, plus a little to bump it to a nice number.” Writes Hotz:
This money goes to the EFF in hopes that America can one day again be a shining example of freedom, free of the DMCA and ACTA, and that private interest will never trump the ideas laid out in the constitution of privacy, ownership, and free speech.
$10,000 to the EFF [GeoHot Got Sued]