Originally Posted by xxicrimsonixx
*Hotz's attorneys claim that he couldn't have known that Sony Computer Entertainment of America existed, since the manuals for his new PlayStation 3 remained sealed.*
So, what have we learnt here today? If you don't know about something, it no longer exists
That's why when I go do something illegal, and nobody sees me, what I did no longer exists...
Oye, the logic behind that is completely incorrect.
Agreed. Ignorance of a law or words in a contract do not mean you're not still legally bound to behave in accordance with them.
I do find it interesting the discrepancy in serial numbers. Though I don't see that as proof of anything, much less a jurisdictional argument. All it means is that Sony can't find the specific console that corresponds to the one that was allegedly used by him. Having another one doesn't mean that it's the only one he had.
It seems like all very childish excuses being made by him and his lawyer(s). But I wouldn't be surprised if they worked.
I particularly liked the commentary on the story from the blog about a guy claiming ownership of the console in question--that was classic.