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If they can guarantee that the piracy detection isn't a false alarm (that's a big "if"), then I have no problem with this. Is there a homebrew following for the 3DS? I imagine that would be considered piracy as far as they are concerned, in which case I do not agree with it.
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Because - you changing an air filter doesn't mean you're breaching anything with Ford other than their warranty.
Actually, this is something manufacturers attempted to claim at one time, but was found to be an illegal practice. Ford could entirely claim that the aftermarket air filter lead directly to the transmission falling off of the car - but no court would ever allow for this kind of monopolistic practice.

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You taking a Nintendo DS, which has Nintendo software on it and modifying it which thus leads to POTENTIAL illegal activities has nothing in remote comparison to you changing an air filter on your car.
Sure, you could put on high efficiency air filters, and other mods, and with the souped up car, you could rob a bank, which means that all aftermarket air filters lead to POTENTIAL illegal activities. The comparison is exact.

The problem is that if Nintendo bricks your entire system, but the system is only say, 5% piracy and 95% not-pirated - they are the ones that are robbing you over that part that is legitimate. It is nothing more than a virus.

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Your comparing an air filter to copyrighted and protected software - the firmware. It's completely different and your comparison is broken logically.
Air filters are covered under patent and trademark laws - so Ford could create some kind of air filter that has some kind of protection, meaning that aftermarket air filters would be infringing on their intellectual property, and can claim damages. It's no different in this case, because no matter what you do, no company has the right to erase data that is lawfully yours - even though they may have a right to erase that which is pirated. But their scheme better be very, very solid, because even if one bug arises, that company will be dispensing malware and subject to prosecution under the law.

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If I change the airfilter, does Ford give a flip? No - I just loose my warranty (does that even break a warranty?) Same thing if I change the LEDs in my PS3 or DS. I just loose the warranty
Ford does give a flip, because their service centers are loosing the business, and so does Motorcraft. But since such practice is illegal - they participate in capitalism by marketing their product and being competitive to attract customers.

And it is not that you "loose warranty" - they want to brick your system and remove functionality that you had paid for.
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I'll laugh when a bug in an update bricks unhacked 3DS. It's bound to happen sooner or later.
Yeah - it will happen, and it will be a disaster. Either that, or some game will compile in such a manner that the signature will look like a pirated game, and thousands of people who buy that game will be bricked.
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Originally Posted by EvanPitts View Post
Yeah - it will happen, and it will be a disaster. Either that, or some game will compile in such a manner that the signature will look like a pirated game, and thousands of people who buy that game will be bricked.
Yup..

I'm all for banning people from playing online if they use pirated games, but when you actually BRICK a piece of hardware someone bought with their hard earned money, that's just messed up
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I think I'll just buy an Android phone.
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So... what if they never update firmware or connect to the internet... win?
nothing. I do the same with my jailbroken pspgo
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post #97 of 188
This is implemented in firmware, so there will be no due process, and there will be false positives. Bad move Nintendo, I hope you suffer for it dearly. I considered a 3DS, but not now, I'll stick with my DS lite.


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If you want to use your car analogy, would you buy a Ford modeo so you can put a mastung engine in it? No you wouldn't, as well as being illegal to boot anyway.
I'd consider it.
Plus, over here is most states it is possible to register an engine swapped car provided you carry over the appropriate smog equipment.
    
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Somebody will think it's funny to challenge Nintendo, they'll go out, buy a 3DS, and do just that. Only thing I'm worried about, and I've seen it alot on this forum, is not everybody likes being under authority, even if that authority is trying to protect their product. I'll get flamed, but if somebody LEGITIMATELY and PURPOSEFULLY got their handheld bricked, they deserve it. If your smart enough, you won't connect to the internet after it's been tampered with anyways.
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post #99 of 188
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I'll get flamed, but if somebody LEGITIMATELY and PURPOSEFULLY got their handheld bricked, they deserve it. If your smart enough, you won't connect to the internet after it's been tampered with anyways.
At least there's somebody I can agree with. I'm just saying it, the piracy's gotta stop before corporation's will think about giving up on DRM. That's the simple truth of the matter.
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Never heard of a 3DS.
suck it nintendo
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