Federal Business Raids

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Upas, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Upas
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    As many of you already know, various sites for modchips, etc. have been raided by the Federal Government in an attempt to crack down on piracy.

    I recently ordered an R4DS from revolution-sales.com, which was defective, and I mailed it back for a replacement. I was going to use the R4 STRICTLY for homebrew (IRC and moonshell mostly).

    They have received my defective product, and I know from the tracking number on it, but I have no gotten an e-mail back from them, even after I emailed them regarding my R4.

    Now, on their site, all modchips, as well as DS homebrew enablers (like my R4) are not listed.

    This leads me to believe they have been raided (Hawaii was in the list of states where raids occurred, and revolution-sales is in Hawaii).


    So I was wondering what my course of action should be, and if anyone else knows if any other sites have been raided.
     


  2. TeraS

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    GP2X Store has stopped selling flash carts too. Think they got raided too.
     
  3. paul1991

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    Wow.
    I knew there had been raids, but I had no idea how serious and wide spread.
    It dosent effect me. I have all the flash carts I need and Im going to build a chiip.
     
  4. TeraS

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    gl with that, i need 2 upgrade my slot 2 to slot 1
     
  5. amrod

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    anyone got a list of sites there where raided ?
     
  6. Taras

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    You shoulda bought from a Canadian store. I knew those Hosers would be good for something someday.
     
  7. TrolleyDave

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    koo loo koo koo loo koo koo koo! G'day eh, welcome to the Great White North!
     
  8. kellyan95

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    Flash carts are not mod chips
     
  9. cardyology

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    Correct. [​IMG]
     
  10. DSGRIM

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    they raided because those companies were shipping over seas like in the UK where it is illegal to sell/own a modchip of any kind. So you piss off big companies over seas you are bound to get dealt with.
     
  11. Rayder

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    Aw man.....I just hope the place I just ordered a certain flashcart from isn't one of the places that have gotten (or will get) raided. I still have at least 2 more to order for friends within the next month or so. I just made the order for one of them about 3 days ago.

    I won't mention where I ordered from just in case the government bastards are reading. [​IMG]

    Yes, I know flashcarts aren't the same as mod chips, but the government bastards don't care about such trivialities when they shut a place down. They're not happy unless they are the only ones getting everything for free. Because you KNOW half the "evidence" they collect will go in their greedy bastard pockets and into THEIR kid's hands. If you don't know that, you're a noob.

    I have a brother who married a daughter of one of them government bastards. He's retired now and he laughs about all the goodies he's confiscated over the years.
     
  12. juggernaut911

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    i always buy from canada. just need G6 DS Real and I'm done with buying! [​IMG]
     
  13. jesterscourt

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    Man, Real Hot Stuff is out of all the good Slot 1 cards!
     
  14. thieves like us

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    actually, any sites, stores, homes, etc that were raided lost possession of just about everything tech related. (they may get back some of it after the feds have gone through everything, but from what I've heard, they came and swept through places taking computers, systems, controllers, chips and anything else that looked vaguely electronic in nature.
     
  15. Goofy Time

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    Flash carts shouldn't have been taken, as they don't violate the DMCA. The DMCA bans anything bypassing copyright protection, such as region detection. The DS and GBA don't have that, so the only thing there that'd they could go after are direct bootlegs of games.

    Then again..they are going after boot discs, which don't violate the DMCA...:/
     
  16. amrod

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    hehe knowing the fbi I can see them packing up his microwave and tv remote lol
     
  17. Rayder

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    The point is though that any place that got raided will be effectively shut down.
     
  18. TeraS

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    I dont know which store, but one store stopped selling cards because flash carts arent allowed to be sold in the US.
     
  19. Goofy Time

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    How many sites thus far have been confirmed to be raided?

    And are they going to go after the buyers, or just the distributors, like they do with torrented games?
     
  20. TeraS

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    i think its mostly distributers. GP2XStore has been raided as no flash carts are sold anymore.