i have read all the articles that have "involved" this case.
i've been in civil litigations and have been sued before...
i at least know the difference between civil and criminal law, you've already showed you ignorance of this:
you can't go to jail for loosing a civil case, you aren't even found guilty or innocent of a crime, just liable or not liable for damages (typically you amend for the damages by reward of a monetary settlement).
in a civil case, the "burden of proof" isn't even "beyond reasonable doubt", it is "preponderance of evidence" and "clear and convincing evidence".
so i'm trolling cause my opinion of the matter differs than yours, and what i took from reading the articles, differ than yours...no where in the current article does it state that any court of law has said he has "fled" to avoid this case, sony has made the claim:
The Actual Sony Motion
he actually has the right to appeal the subpoena for his harddrives, personal property, documents, etc...if i am not mistaken, his appeal hasn't been shot down yet, if i am please provide me with the correct link...so he can withhold that information till his appeal goes through, or the motion for appeal is shot down...
I stated you were trolling because you said I don't understand the scope of this, which is untrue. However, i believe your intentions aren't to incite argument or flaming, so I apologize and hope you forgive me for that.
In the end, I'm just saying, he needs to stay and fight this. I'm not necessarily on Sony's side in all of this. There's a lot they've done that go beyond reasonable attempts to get information. I think it's dispicable some of the actions they've taken.
At the same time, I don't believe that he's completely innocent. That, of course, has to be proven through court, and if he's not guilty, then no matter my opinion, he's not guilty.