Not only has hacker George - GeoHotz - Hotz settled out of court with Sony, it appears from documents leaked to the web that he's been well and truly shackled.
According to the official release, "Sony Computer Entertainment America (“SCEA”) and George Hotz (“Hotz”) today announced the settlement of the lawsuit filed by SCEA against Hotz in federal court in San Francisco, California. The parties reached an agreement in principle on March 31, 2011. As part of the settlement, Hotz consented to a permanent injunction."
Indeed Hotz pointed out that, “It was never my intention to cause any users trouble or to make piracy easier,” said Hotz, I’m happy to have the litigation behind me.”
In terms of the legals, "On March 31,2011, Hotz met with SCEA representatives and the Parties entered a confidential Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to settle the dispute between them. As a part of that settlement, SCEA and Hotz have agreed to the entry of this Final Judgment Upon Consent and Permanent Injunction ("Judgment" upon the stipulated facts.
"Each party has waived the right to appeal from this Judgment. Each party will bear its own fees and costs in connection with this action. The Parties further agree that any violation of this Judgment by Hotz would cause irreparable harm to SCEA and, if such a violation occurs, SCEA wil be entitled to immediate relief."
Documents are in PDF format:hotz_126-Order.pdfhotz_127-Stipulation.pdfhotz_128-Notice of Voluntary Dismissal.pdf