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post #11 of 52
this should be the case everywhere.. a modchip is just a piece of silicon. how the person uses it decides whether it is used for piracy or not

if you install a modchip, you wont magically get pirated game. you have to actually pirate the game (which doesn't involve the modchip) to be able to play it
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post #12 of 52
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Originally Posted by Xombie View Post


Serves you right Micro$oft.

More piracy on consoles = better for pc gamers.
you have to be joking,because that can't be an honest educated response.
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post #13 of 52
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lol, I had to read it twice.
made sense to me, whats an example?
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post #14 of 52
They call bonnets hoods or something, I dunno.
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made sense to me, whats an example?
Bespoke, chipping, punters, and footle.
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post #16 of 52
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
I can't say that I understand that argument, unless there's more to it than was in the quote. The mod chip itself does nothing...it's just a bunch of circuitry. Bypassing the copy protection cannot take place until the chip is inserted into the console, the device that has the copy protection. This argument basically claims that the mod chip manufacturer is the pirate; not the person who bought, installed, and is playing pirated games with the mod chip.

Here's a concrete example of how this makes no sense: Back when I was in college, our old cable system (complete with a wired remote!) could easily be, and was widely, "pirated". By placing a little device called a high-pass filter (a $5 audio component readily available at any Radio Shack) between the cable line and the cable box, you could get pay-per-view absolutely free; the filter prevented communication back to the cable compnay that you were watching a pay-per-view movie, or something along those lines. The UKs ruling would imply that doing this is absolutely legal; that the piracy "already happened" when somebody designed the high-pass filter, or when the cable company designed a system that could be bypassed this way, or whatever. This is a strong parallel I think; and if presented with this case instead of the console mod-chip case, I find it very hard to believe that the UK would rule the same way.
Not true. What this ruling implies is that the company who makes the High Pass filter isn't committing piracy but the person who purchased it and is using it is committing piracy. So you would be liable but the manufacturer and radio shack wouldn't.

It's actually a good ruling because you can have a mod chip in your system and still buy your games. Just because you have a mod chip doesn't mean you're going to pirate games. The console itself is the only thing affected by the mod chip but the console can't be pirated. Only the games can be pirated. See where I'm going with this. So the act of downloading or copying the games without being able to legally do so is the act of piracy.
Edited by KamuiRSX - 6/13/08 at 1:12pm
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Bespoke, chipping, punters, and footle.

punter??
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Punter as in a customer.
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punter??
lol no , guess again
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Punter as in a customer.
was a joke . I didn't actually know what it really meant but I knew it wasn't a football player.
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