As reported here, the home of PS3 security researcher Alexander Egorenkov (aka. graf_chokolo) in Germany recently got raided by the police and all his computer equipment and PS3s were seized. Additionaly he is being sued by Sony for the absurd amount of 1 Million EUROs (nearly $1.4 Million USD). graf_chokolo has been working hard for the rights of consumers around the world, by restoring Other OS to PS3 after Sony's unlawful removal. He is neither involved in any video game piracy nor in accessing Sony's PSN with modified PS3s, neither of which he condones. The Chaos Computer Club, a German association of security researchers that among other things organized the congress in Berlin at which fail0verflow's PS3 research was presented last year, has helped him find the best possible lawyers. Now he needs your help to pay for his legal bills. It is sad that in our time you need to ask for donations just so you may stand a chance in court. It is terrible how the rights of consumers are being trampled on by major corporations, and how our goverments do nothing to protect us. It is of the utmost importance not to let them get away with their scare tactics and their bullying. Why should corporations like Sony be allowed to have so great an influence on the way laws are interpreted in our countries, and even influence the passing of new laws? They are not our elected officials! This is why you should donate to graf_chokolo, to help him fight for YOUR rights. Every little bit helps! And next time you intend to buy an electronic device, consider voting with your wallet.
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