"Sony is glad to put this litigation behind us," stated Sony counsel Riley Russell. "Our motivation for bringing this litigation was to protect our intellectual property and our consumers. We believe this settlement and the permanent injunction achieve this goal. We want our consumers to be able to enjoy our devices and products in a safe and fun environment and we want to protect the hard work of the talented engineers, artists, musicians and game designers who make PlayStation games and support the PlayStation Network."
"It was never my intention to cause any users trouble or to make piracy easier," Hotz said, "I'm happy to have the litigation behind me."
The details of the settlement have not been disclosed, but at this point it seems meaningless. The rootkey exploit is already fully circulating in the public domain, and even if Hotz agreed never to touch another PlayStation 3, it still doesn't really help.
The question is, how will Anonymous react?