Originally Posted by XNine
No, you cannot make anyone do anything they don't want to do. I suppose there's extreme circumstances, such as putting a gun in someone's mouth and telling them what to do. That's neither here nor there with this case.
If Geohot was such a badass and didn't do anything illegal, he'd have nothing to worry about. Instead, he's pretty much admitting to the alleged crimes Sony is pursuing him for by running.
I don't feel bad for him at all. He's not God, he's not a hero to anyone. He broke the law, he knows it, and instead of being a responsible human being and an adult facing his punishment, he's decided to run away like the coward he is.
If he thought American Jail would be bad, just wait til those South American drug lords find his pasty ass.
do people even read the news anymore? do you even try to find out what is really going on? or do you just jump on the first wagon that comes in?
if you were even in the slightest concerned about this case, or what has "developed" in it, sony is the one accusing him of "fleeing", they are still in the evidence gathering phase of the case, as far as i know, no court date has been set, no jury has been chosen, they are still having litigation that involves where the case should be tried at...
you should read up on civil law, he is basically refusing to hand over his personal property, that could potentially contain private and confidential information. in several motions he has made, he has stated it could be damaging to him and his business associates if this information was accidentally leaked to a competitor (which is protected by civil law, if any thing, the judge that authorized the search and seizure, spero, over stepped his legal authority by authorizing such fishing expedition, and should be investigated)
you argue for Sony's Intellectual Property rights, but what about his rights to privacy and confidentiality?
all that has been really released, the reason why he wont hand over the remaining of the harddrives or information that was previously contained on the harddrives that he removed, is that he is not available to do so, cause he is in south america, doesn't even state where he is at in south america...
it is not like he committed murder, tortured, robbed, burned down a house full of orphans, sold drugs to a 8 year old, killed a family of 5 driving home from disney world with him being drunk behind the wheel...he hacked proprietary software to use hardware he purchased...yeah where's my pitch fork...there shall be a witch hunt tonight!