[olug] [ot] not sure on the details
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Thu Dec 2 07:54:05 UTC 2010
On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 11:23 PM, Matthew Botts <mbotts00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's the way M$ runs. I don't know if he was pirating games yet or not.
> the way I'm sorry!
> On Dec 1, 2010 11:08 PM, "Chad Homan" <choman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > not sure on all the details, but at first glance this has now gone too
> > again, I have not read deep into this yet. Just getting it in front of
> > everyone else
> > Chad, CISSP
Matt: He was providing a service to people to install these mod chips. He
wasn't just doing it to his own systems.
It's refreshing to hear an update to this case. I was somewhat curious how
things had turned out.
The linked digg article (
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/student-prison-xbox-mod-chip/ ) does
cover a few of the more interesting facets of the case. The mentions of
copyright law possibly not being the right vehicle choice by the plaintiffs
I've not fully decided how I feel about mod chip stuffs, but I'd be heavily
inclined to say that mod chips in of themselves aren't evil... nor is
providing a service to install them. I can modify just about any piece of
equipment I own (hammers, cars, firearms, computers, lawn mowers, etc) ...
and there are usually some regulations to follow ... but... I *can* modify
them. It's what I possibly do with them after they're modified that
determines if they're legal or not (obvious exceptions to making a rifle or
pistol fully auto etc).
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