One noteworthy point of the settlement is that Hotz has agreed to a permanent injunction, which is a court order that bars one from certain activities or actions. In this case itâ€™s safe to assume the hackerâ€™s days of tinkering with Sony products is over.
I guess he had to sign or his life would practically be over. I guess he had enough to lose.
Good job Sony, bringing down a single person, locking away his intelligence for life, so you can profit another couple of years.
No matter, the genie is out and perhaps others like Hotz will stand up. This decision will bite Sony eventually.