Geohot To Sony: Flee? LOL, It’s Spring Break!

I have to admit that I’m maybe enjoying the legal jockeying between Geohot and Sony more than I expected. Yesterday, after Sony announced that Hacker Eminem had fled the country and not handed over requested hardware, Geohot’s lawyer and he himself responded.

Geohot’s lawyer:

The notion that George has fled the country is absurd. George is in South America to see a friend, on a trip he planned before this lawsuit ever began. George has had to make himself available 24/7 for this litigation, which has been quite demanding on him.

Geohot himself:

Factually, it’s true I’m in South America, on a vacation I’ve had planned and paid for since November. I mean, it is spring break; hacking isn’t my life. Rest assured that not a dime of legal defense money would ever go toward something like this. And of course Townsend loves the idea of painting me as an international fugitive. I have been in contact with my lawyers almost every day; I would not let the case suffer. That said, I also won’t let this ridiculous lawsuit run my life either. Then the fearmongerers win.

Yeah man, don’t let the fearmongerers win! That’s probably some awesome phrase you picked up at some anti-corporate gathering on campus, right before you complained about The Man. Without either of whom you’d just be annoying shitbag playing a video game.

Or hanging out in South America.

Or something.