Uses for Flashcarts that are legal...or ought to be legal 1. Homebrew applications/games 2. Backing up of games previously bought 3. Getting games for older systems to play on the DS...if you had once bought the original item. 4. "Try it before you buy it" downloading of games. Here's my issue, really: If you are using your card, not to pirate...but only for purposes that are legal (or ought to be legal, since they hurt no-one) then you should be free to do so...and be left alone. Nintendo should not have the right to block your usage of a flashcart, assuming you are a pirate, just because you use one. There ARE legitimate uses for a flashcart that are not pirating. I also do not believe that any company should have the right, without fully disclosing what it will do...to remotely update any device on an aftermarket basis. They could choose to, say, not allow you in the DSiWare Shop unless you agree to the update, fine, but then you get to make an informed choice. My argument is that a consumer/end user...has or should have the right, to make an informed choice. Here I will list some other practices which are fairly common...which DO deprive Nintendo of sales...and also involve others making money off Nintendo's licensed stuff...and about which Nintendo utters not so much as a squeak. 1. E-Bay When I purchase a used game off EBay, from another person...instead of buying the game new....I am usually doing so because A- the game is cheaper that way or B - the game I want is no longer on store shelves, as it is not a new release. But this is not always the case. Example - I could buy a used DS Lite on EBay. Nintendo makes nothing. OR...I could go to Gamestop, and buy a new DSLite, and Nintendo makes money on that. Yet, you do not hear Nintendo screaming about EBay cutting into their precious profits, do you? 2. Gamestop When I go to Gamestop, I can buy used cartridges. Sometimes, the same game is available, in the same shop...in both Used and New condition. I can choose to buy New, and nintendo makes money. Or, I can choose to save money and buy the cheaper Used cart. In which case, Nintendo makes nothing...and what's more...Gamestop DOES make money, because they bought that cart for ten bucks in trade...and are selling it to me for twenty bucks. HOW IS THAT NOT "PIRACY??" Yet, You don't hear Nintendo make a single squeak about this fairly common practice, by which Gamestop makes money selling a product that is licensed/copyrighted by Nintendo...and Nintendo gets nothing from it. How is it that downloading ROM's for free is "piracy" but what Gamestop does there is perfedctly fine...and NOT "piracy?" Seems to me that what Gamestop does is even worse! Becauise they even MAKE MONEY while Nintendo makes nothing. I go to eBay fairly regularly and buy games USED, from other people. One, because it's cheaper. Two, because most of the titles I want are no longer on store shelves, as they are not "new releases." When I buy games on eBay, Nintendo makes no money off it. Yet, you don't hear Nintendo screaming about eBay, do you? Sometimes, I buy used games at GameStop. Even some fairly new release games. I have even had a choice, before, between a new cart...and a used cart, of the same game, in the same GameStop...and bought the Used one because it was cheaper. When I buy the used one, Nintendo makes zilch off me. Yet, Gamestop makes money off me, because they paid someone ten bucks in trade on that used game...and sell it to me for twenty. And you don't hear Nintendo screaming about Gamestop, do you? Now, why do you suppose that is? Again...how is it that download ROMs for free, for your own personal use is "piracy" and what Gamestop does there is "capitalism?" Seems to me Gamestop hurts Nintendo more, because Gamestop is MAKING MONEY...by selling a product licensed and copyrighted by Nintendo...for more than they paid for it. THEY ARE ACTUALLY MAKING A PROFIT OFF THIS!! Yet, Nintendo makes not a squeak about what Gamestop does...and they scream bloody murder about so-called "pirates" when they are individuals who merely download a game for free, for themselves, and make no money at all off it. They just save the money they might have paid either Nintendo...or Gamestop. You see, when it's a BIG CORPORATION that is doing what basically amounts to "piracy" Nintendo says not a word. Only when it is powerless individual people does Nintendo scream bloody murder. Now, who wants to argue my points?