Hotz Fights Back Against Sony, Files Motion To Dismiss

by Mike Bendel February 3, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

George “geohot” Hotz is not succumbing to Sony’s recently granted TRO, not without a fight. Hotz’s lawyer, Stewart Keller, has served up papers arguing why Sony’s basis for jurisdiction in California is flawed.

Specifically, Keller points out that SCEA is not responsible for creating the PS3, as Sony is a Japanese company. He further attacks Sony’s claims of extortion, explaining that Hotz’s request for employment was taken out of context, and not directed at SCEA in particular. The full quote, from the latest filing, reads “If you want your next console to be secure, get in touch with me. Any of you.”

Furthermore, the filing calls for the court to consider the financial burden Hotz is enduring with the case stationed in California. As Keller notes, “Mr. Hotz is a 21 year old New Jersey resident with limited means to defend a suit on the other side of the country.”

You can view the entire filing here.

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