Man Arrested for Selling Hacked Consoles

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  1. EvilMakiPR
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    The National Police of Spain has arrested a man for selling hacked consoles since 2014. The man was also selling Flashcarts. The agents found that the man had made more than 220 shipments of orders arranged and closed through a known mobile phone application and that would have already obtained profits of more than 54,000 euros although these games would have reached in the market an estimated value of more than a Million.

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  2. bennyman123abc

    bennyman123abc Master of the Script Kiddies

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    For what reason exactly was he arrested? Was he selling consoles with games already on them that were installed illegally?
     
  3. 8BitWonder

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    Lol, what a joke.
    Although I do wonder how he was caught. Snitch? Wrong place wrong time? Tried to sell to an officer?
    The world will never know.
     
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    Yup and flashcarts with ROMS
     
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  5. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    It's a strange world, I've done business with police a few times...
     
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    Woah there. What are they waiting? I sold hacked consoles many times.
     
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  7. bennyman123abc

    bennyman123abc Master of the Script Kiddies

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    Ok then. I don't feel the slightest bit bad for him in that case.
    You aren't doing anything illegal (in the US) however so, you wouldn't have anything to worry about.
     
  8. zoogie

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    He deserves to be jailed for selling 3dslink cards. :P
     
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    he knew the risks, and this time it backfired on him..
     
  10. azoreseuropa

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    Then he is a jerk. He is selling them for his own profit and a greedy. He don't care about anybody but himself and his money. He have no respect. Glad that he is getting arrest. Stupid decision!
     
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    If the systems and or flashcarts had any ROMs on them, then that is indeed an actual crime to sell them. That is actually copyright infringement and he was rightfully arrested for breaking that law.
    Selling hacked system and or flashcarts tends to be hit n' miss depending on most countries laws. But in most cases if I were to say, sell my old3DS with A9LH+CFW installed and no ROMs. No one would care, I am not providing copyrighted materials. If I were to have even one pirated titled though, they could go after me for selling pirated games.
     
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  12. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    It's illegal the moment money is accepted.
     
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    Spain antipiracy laws are as strict and stupid as they look. Where i live piracy is ilegal too, but it mostly affects to books and movies, since the authorities dont give a damn fuck about videogames (and because videogames companies such as nintendo seems to forget that south america is still a thing)
     
  15. death360

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    Were are we going to get our hacked consoles now.
     
  16. Seliph

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    They deserve it tbh, selling Flashcarts is fine but trying to make money of of free hacks is pretty seedy.
     
  17. DeslotlCL

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    Lot's of users here have done/are doing the same... The console is yours and it is up to you to resell it and i can't see what is wrong with that.
     
  18. Seliph

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    Selling consoles is fine, selling consoles that are hacked to people who don't know how to hack isn't. It's exploiting their inability to look up a basic hacking tutorial and making money off of that.
    The hacks are supposed to be free but someone is making money off of other people's hard work.
     
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  19. Temptress Cerise

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    Wait a second, there's another America down south? Like more south than the south? Wuuuuut.

    /s
     
  20. Red9419

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    That's called a service. It's like saying why not fix your car yourself for free instead of paying someone who can do it for you.
     
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