BBC wake up to PSP firmware hacking

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Psyfira, Feb 26, 2007.

Feb 26, 2007
  1. Psyfira
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6397797.stm
    I don't know anything about the PSP and won't pretend to but this article made for an interesting read. It's rather nice seeing a news website wake up to what we've know has been going on for years, but with respect for the homebrew community rather than instantly jumping on the "omg piracy!" bandwagon. A pleasant surprise for a Monday evening.

    Although on the down side, is this going to throw piracy even further into the mainstream? I mean the article does acknowledge that firmware hacks do enable piracy, so lots of readers of websites such as the BBC who wouldn't otherwise know that piracy on handhelds is possible could pounce straight on that side of it without caring about the homebrew aspects.

    Well I'm just thought-dumping here, I'll stop now.
     
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    I occasionally get linked to various fox news stories about how a kid may look at porn on a PSP and by virtue of that fact become a serial killing bank robber the next day, or not as you "need" a credit card.

    That made a refreshing change though.
    As for pushing it into the mainstream I guess there is a reason I have taught as many people as I have for whatever console or machine they are using at the time how to play copies and homebrew code. Most people are aware of emulators though and from there it is a quick search away.
     

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