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Originally Posted by Genjimaru View Post
In the Ars article he said none of the money he recived for his legal defence, went to pay for this vacation.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2...ds-to-sony.ars
My point being that he asked for donations under the premise that he had no money to defend himself in court. Even if his donations are completely bankrolling his defense, I find it ridiculous that he can find enough of his own money to take a vacation out of the country.

I don't know about you, but I'd respect donors that believed in my case by not blowing money that I supposedly didn't have.
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Its so sad though, Sony maliciously and with purpose tried to smear him in the media and a lot of people bought into it. They spread lies and misinformation, trying to discredit him personally and also mislead the court. The saddest part about it is that it worked to a large degree, although thanks to the power of the Internet we can all read and talk about how Sony was just wagging the dog.
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I don't know about you, but I'd respect donors that believed in my case by not blowing money that I supposedly didn't have.
I wonder how many people donated, who can't afford a similar vacation.

But they are donating to help him pay for the lawyers, which are almost surely more expensive than the vacation could ever be.
    
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I wonder how many people donated, who can't afford a similar vacation.

But they are donating to help him pay for the lawyers, which are almost surely more expensive than the vacation could ever be.
People go on vacations. One, it is not really all that expensive to go to Mexico for a week. I know I've done it before. If I had saved up for a vacation to visit a friend in South America and then a civil trial happened, I would definitely go on that vacation if I could, I am sure he needed to blow off some steam from the tremendous stress this must be putting on him.

This was Sony trying to turn the court and the public against Hotz. Hotz has been handling himself with a level of maturity you don't often see in someone his age.
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Seriously? If you own the hardware you should be able to do anything you want to it.

If I want to smash it, hack it, or set it on fire I should be allowed to....I'm fine with never buying anything Sony ever again especially after this: "The details could be used to trace the real-world geographical locations of users who accessed George Hotz's website, Geohot.com." - BBC
    
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This was Sony trying to turn the court and the public against Hotz. Hotz has been handling himself with a level of maturity you don't often see in someone his age.
Like the rap video he released calling Sony gay and daring them to bring things up in court?

The vacation thing is meh, but that video was incredibly immature.
    
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Hacker needs vacation yo
This.

He should just run! Run and be free!
 
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post #28 of 40
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My point being that he asked for donations under the premise that he had no money to defend himself in court. Even if his donations are completely bankrolling his defense, I find it ridiculous that he can find enough of his own money to take a vacation out of the country.

I don't know about you, but I'd respect donors that believed in my case by not blowing money that I supposedly didn't have.
Ah, I can understand where you are coming from there. Based upon the apparent gravity of the situation, I too can see how it would be in bad taste to go off on vacation. This may hurt him if he hopes to continue getting donations for his legal battle. I suppose the more “responsible” decision would have been to cancel his vacation. However, I really can’t blame him for going. This trip was already paid off and I don’t think anyone expected (him especially) this snowballing into what it has become. I suppose it may be a little selfish, but one last vacation in the face of these circumstances would be hard to pass up.

Any future vacations would be a no no though. Lol Just my two cents.
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post #29 of 40
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My point being that he asked for donations under the premise that he had no money to defend himself in court. Even if his donations are completely bankrolling his defense, I find it ridiculous that he can find enough of his own money to take a vacation out of the country.

I don't know about you, but I'd respect donors that believed in my case by not blowing money that I supposedly didn't have.
Came in here to say just that. Donations may not be going directly towards his vacation, but they are indirectly, since the money he's spending going to SA could have been spent on his defense. When I get into a bind, I don't ask my parents for money just so I can use my money on beer. I use my money, and go without beer for a week or two.

With that said, Sony has turned into such a despicable company. You stay classy, because I'll continue never buying anything you make. Never had a PS, TV, head unit, or anything they make. Too bad Blu-ray didn't fail like beta max, although I don't own a BR player anyway.
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post #30 of 40
LOL@ people who think he used legal fees to pay for the vacation, he even said that this trip has been planned and payed for since november, he has every right to do what he wants and damn straight has been through more hell than anyone one that insults him. This is something that is threatening his life, how can you expect him to care what any of you think?
    
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