Sony's official statement
about the recent PlayStation 3 hacking continues to be a big topic in the PS3 gaming world, but on the other side of the fence, GeoHot has asked for donations
to help in his battle against Sony, along with a good summary of what has happened so far as well as his position on the matter:
I am an advocate against mass piracy, do not distribute anyone's copyrighted work but my own, do not take crap lying down, and am even pro DRM in a sense. For example, I believe Apple has every right to lock down their iPhone in the factory as much as they want, but once it's paid for and mine, I have the right to unlock it, smash it, jailbreak it, look at it, and hack on it. Fortunately, the courts agree with me on this point.
My PS3 goal has been to provide users a legitimate path to homebrew, which by the standards of all previous cases (or, in reverse), is 100% legal. Sony does not even try to allege piracy or copyright infringement in this case, they allege I did things like play "super mario world, an unauthorized game" on MY PS3. And access MY PS3 in an unauthorized way. Who are they to authorize what I do with my taxed and paid for property?
There's a few other interesting tidbits of information so it's worth a read. He's also set up a new blog
to cover the case as it progresses, and so far it sounds like donations are coming.