Mitnick is an idiot. I've always thought that. It's sad that the hacker community has sort of named him as their public leader.
He did stupid things.
He got caught.
He got what he deserved.
Now he's profiting from it, I would of thought this is the worst thing he could do if he wants to be popular, because his case is stupid. I'm guessing he's going for slander, or something similiar, of which you have to prove that you have lost out financially or have been emotionally hurt by remarks made about you specifically in a publically-available way.
This'll get chucked out of caught in seconds.
Someone should send him the URL to this thread.