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: Fake Judge
by sultanqasim on Sat 27th Nov 2010 01:46 UTC in reply to "Fake Judge"
sultanqasim
Member since:
2006-10-28

It doesn't quite ban modding things we own, but it does set a bad precedent for consumer rights and modding.

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RE[2]: Fake Judge
by ajslye on Sat 27th Nov 2010 04:26 in reply to "RE: Fake Judge"
ajslye Member since:
2009-11-25

Ok, the fact that he modded the machines is not the issue, people. He made a prophet modding them for others, BIG deference. By making a business out of doing this "fair-use" does not come into play, no mater how you spin it.

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RE[3]: Fake Judge
by Shannara on Sat 27th Nov 2010 04:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Fake Judge"
Shannara Member since:
2005-07-06

Now that, I can agree to.

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RE[3]: Fake Judge
by Hypnos on Sat 27th Nov 2010 04:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Fake Judge"
Hypnos Member since:
2008-11-19

So aftermarket car modifiers, kitchen remodelers and tailors can't entertain customers who want to alter the original product?

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