Geohot donates $10 000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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We may not be the world’s biggest fans of infamous hacker Geohot, but at least the guy’s good on his word.

He promised that any of the money gamers gave to him for the legal expenses in his much publicised battle with Sony would be  donated to the EFF, the non-profit organisation that champions free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights; and he’s done just that.

Here’s what he had to say on his blog.

As promised, all left over legal defense money, plus a little to bump it to a nice number, has been sent to the EFF. Thank you all so much for your support, without it, things could have been much worse.
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.

Before taking a few more stabs at Sony, saying that he won’t hack any more of their products – even anonymously – because “As much as I don’t respect the goons at Sony, I do respect the court.” Me? I’m surprised there was anything left after that South American holiday.

Read more, over at Geohot’s blog.

Last Updated: April 18, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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