Nintendo made acekard2i illegal?

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Sep 16, 2010
  1. pmk010
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    I heard tht Nintendo won a case to make the acekard2i illegal. Is that why r4i.co.uk had to close down? [​IMG]
     


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    That's not really a source.
    I mean I am not finding a single case of Nintendo vs Acekard, I am finding R4, but not Acekard. So I think the site is just down. Maybe they moved, maybe they couldn't pay for the site any more, or maybe it was bought out. Who knows, but I can't seem to find a case about it.
     
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    Wait, no offense, but even without a court thing, flashcarts are used for piracy is not legal. IMO, anyone who buy one to use only homebrew is a very big liar.

    It's like when people create a thing clearly used for piracy, but say it isn't made for piracy, but for homebrews and says they don't support piracy in any way. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
     
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    Yep ranks right up there with disclaimers you see on sites that sell services like newshosting. 'Use of this service for illegal purposes is strictly forbidden'.
    Riiiiiight, and then you realize there's nothing legal to download as well. Using it to get Linux isos riiiight, don't insult my damned intelligence is my usual response.

    Sure, I'd love to use my AK2i for a lot of potential neat home brew uses, but the reason I bought it, sure the fuck wasn't for homebrew.
    Any given day I have my DS with me though, I usually have a legal bought cart in it, and a few other legal bought carts in a cart holder.
     
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    Riiiiiiiiight. I use my R4 for siiiiiimply homebrew purposes, guiiiiiise.
    That is a lie, obviously.
     
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    they can win all the cases they want. but they cant stop piracy.
     
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    Nintendo doesn't make laws, so they can't make anything illegal.
    They CAN petition for laws to change or things to be made illegal, but (in a perfect world) so can the citizenry (of course, this isn't a perfect world, and laws aren't made so much as bought and sold).

    However, this is nothing new.
    Any country that has a bill or law similar to the US' Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), like the UK's Digital Economy Bill/Act, typically make it illegal to circumvent a devices copy protection schemes, i.e. Flashcarts and Modchips, but can be extended to software like DeCSS.
     
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    Well if it was only acekard 2i then I guess I am safe with my acekard 2.1
     
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    NO the acekard team made acekard 2.1 and 2i they have not been to court or been close down. so you can buy a acekard 2i if you want to it's just the r4 that got shut down.
     
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    I have a flashcard and I use it PURELY for homebrew. I once tried to load a ROM or two (that I dumped myself from legally owned games I may add), but my card doesn't support ROMs officially, and its a pain to try and get them working, so I couldn't be bothered. I still use the card reasonably regularly to play homebrew. The fact that cards like iPlayer and Games 'n' Music, where it is impossible to load ROMs show not everyone gets flashcards for piracy.
     
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    That's why you would buy an iPlayer, no Commercial Rom Support, and the joys of using homebrew.
     
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    Except that to get the iPlayer working on a DSi, it uses the same bypass method as every other DSi cart, which contains ROM info from a commercial Nintendo DS game... so not only is it STILL considered a bypass device (it has GBA and SNES emulators), but it contains copyrighted code.
     
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    There's no SNES emulator for iPlayer.
    There's SNEmulDS, but it's not an iPlayer exclusive.
    And if you use it on a DS/Lite, it won't need to bypass anything.
     
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    You don't have to bypass anything... except for the DS' copy protection, which prevents the launching of unsigned code, by using info from a commercial ROM.

    So except for the fact that you're wrong, you're totally right.
     
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    Thanks everybody. Could someone tell me where I could get another acekard? My other one got dropped in water.
     
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    I ordered an Acekard 2i from NDS-Gear.com last Wednesday, and received Thursday (using Royal Mail special delivery). Now the site are moving from the UK to the US due to this new UK law.

    Their blog states this:
    So you either have to purchase one from the US, or risk using a UK Seller, that has not shut down/moved yet!
     

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