Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros
I didn't know that. It's a joke for Geo to refuse that then. He has no reason to not go other than to be a little prick about it.
Originally Posted by catcherintherye
Yea, as a lawyer I can say that Japan's intellectual property laws are probably nowhere as developed or as strict as California's (think Silicon Valley), so George would have a tactical advantage there, not being pinned down by so many laws. It's not about travel expenses and such, that's trivial.
Go Geohot! Fight the good fight!
ugh...for those that didn't bother to read the article, this isn't about what country he should be tried in, it is about what state has jurisdiction...does sony have the right to have him tried in california or does geohot have the right to be tried in his him home state?
as this is a civil case, it is very important to where he is tried...
since it is a "internet" crime he committed, it is actually very hard to determine where the crime was committed...yes he committed the crime in his home state, but he distributed the "hack" on the internet.
now what sony wants is evidence to support their claim that the crime was committed in the state of california, and it should be tried there, as our constitution allows inter-state extradition for civil or criminal cases.
thats why sony wants access to his emails, paypal, harddrives, to prove that he recieved money from "financial" backers in the state of california, and why they are pointing out that the sdk eula states that sony usa is the owner of it...if geohot can prove that his crime was committed against sony japan, then sony usa can only try him in his home state, as sony japan would have no jurisdiction or power of extradition.