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Yikes!!! Console Modder jailed in San Diego, CA, USA

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by funman1, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. funman1

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    He wasn't just a modder, he also sold thousand's of pirated games. I think that is the kicker that got him busted.
     
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    OK, so how long has this been the case. So it's illegal to back up your own games. Well in that case how come rewritable drives arn't illegal? Can't you use that to make bootleg cd's? That statement is way too vague. A lot of things that you can you for illegal purposes you can use for legal purposes as well.
     
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    HAVING A CD/DVD BURNER WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO BYPASS COPY PROTECTION ALONE.

    you can copy nothing these days without some form of crack or modchip or softmod to enable it to work on the machine. This applies to xbox,ps2,wii + pc. it is these methods that bypass the copy protection not the burner

    bootleg music cds unless drm protected, have no copy protection to bypass and is a different kettle of fish
     
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    What it pretty much comes down to is this...

    In the USA you have the right to make a backup copy of Games/Programs/Music/Movies that you own under the fair use act but the DMCA can prevent this.

    In the US, the DMCA bars the use of technological measures to bypass copy protection, and mod chips fall in to that category.

    Making a backup of a Wii game technically is not breaking the law because your not bypassing the copy protection on the game disc.

    You end up breaking the law by playing the Wii backup game on a moded Wii system which the Modchip is what bypasses the copy protection.

    Some legislators are trying to amend the DMCA to let buyers make backups of their owned material under the fair use act. But more then likley this will never happen because most legislatures are no longer for the people but for Big Business.
     
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