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George Hotz donates $10K to Electronic Frontier Foundation

updated 03:55 pm EDT, Mon April 18, 2011

Hotz gives $10K from saved legal fees to EFF

With the Sony lawsuit behind him, George Hotz has taken some of the money donated to him for a legal help and donated it to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The EFF is a nonprofit digital rights advocacy and legal organization that relies on donations to keep operating. Hotz was sued by Sony for cracking and distributing his code to crack the PS3's software and allow it to run non copy-protected games and movies.

"This money goes to the EFF in hopes that America can one day again be a shining example of freedom, free of the DMCA [anti-circumvention law] and ACTA [international copyright agreement], and that private interest will never trump the ideas laid out in the constitution of privacy, ownership, and free speech," Hotz wrote on his blog this past weekend.

The $10,000 represents what he had left over from the donations for his defense, along with "a little to bump it to a nice number."

Hotz did write he will respect the court and no longer continue attempting to hack Sony products anonymously. [via SlashGear]






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