Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Nov 2010 22:51 UTC
Legal "A California man charged with violating the DMCA by installing mod chips in Xbox 360 consoles won't be allowed to claim 'fair use' at his scheduled jury trial next week, a federal judge ruled Tuesday - a decision potentially devastating to the defense, and not particularly favorable to anyone who thinks they have the right to tinker with hardware that they've bought and paid for."
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RE[4]: Fake Judge
by hollovoid on Sat 27th Nov 2010 06:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Fake Judge"
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So aftermarket car modifiers, kitchen remodelers and tailors can't entertain customers who want to alter the original product?

All they are worried about stopping is illegal copies of games. Which no matter what people say, is most of the reason consoles are modified. I dont have the statistics, but ive been around enough xbox owners to know they didnt mod just to stick it to the man, they did it to not pay for games. and for some emulations of games they also did not pay for.

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