So, the response is as expected: "This lawsuit is stupid", "Sony caused this to themselves", "They are an evil megacorp and should be hated"
What is Sony supposed to do?
Congratulate him? Send him a cake? Thank him for unlocking to true potential of their property? Obviously those ideas do not make money, which if memory serves, is the point of businesses. Suing seems very logical in my opinion, if you owned a company you would want to protect your interests too.
Geohot did nothing wrong, all he did was alter HIS hardware. This fact in my opinion should be and I believe is legal. The problem is that he shared it with the world.
A proper analogy would be buying a gun, leaving it in a public area. Later that day someone is killed with the misplaced gun. Is the person that bought the gun liable? Yes, that is called gross negligence. While he may be against piracy he has enabled the world to do as such. If he was sued for each individual instance that his code was found on an offending system then so be it, he didn't commit the crime but he enabled it.
I'm tired of people expecting the ability to play hacked games is a right, its not. So for every one of you that says I want to run legal home brews, there are 100s of people who want the ability to play hacked games. I'm one of those weirdos who think people should be paid for the art they produce.
Finally, you all have the ability to never buy another Sony product ever again, and that is the most powerful weapon you have, because a corporation cannot survive without people purchasing their goods.