Recently the victim of a Sony lawsuit and temporary restraining order, iPhone and Playstation hacker George Hotz had placed a donate button on his site along with an appeal for help. Now, the donate button is gone, replaced with a paragraph saying,
First round of donations is closed
Thank you so so much for all of your help, things are looking up money wise. Expect to see a few more lawyers on my responses!
I have enough to cover my legal fees for the time being, and in the absolute worst case scenario, we don’t want Sony getting it :-P
If this is truly the case, then the community should be proud, banding together and sticking up for the freedoms of one person. Otherwise, Paypal, known for seizing funds of accounts gaining a lot in donations and earnings, may have seized his Paypal account and George doesn’t want us knowing because it was all our money.
Who knows. It’s all speculation for now, but if you’re like me, you’d believe what George says, and hope for the best for George.
George’s appeal has spawned numerous campaigns nationwide, some extending as far as to boycott Sony. No matter what happens, the community is with him every step of the way, because a victory for him, is a victory for us.
(via How’s My App)