No flashcarts in Canada?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by InsaneMonkey, Jun 28, 2008.

Jun 28, 2008

No flashcarts in Canada? by InsaneMonkey at 7:35 PM (1,439 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. InsaneMonkey
    OP

    Newcomer InsaneMonkey Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    19
    Country:
    United States
    I remember there was an article or something on the homepage about no flashcarts being allowed in Canada. Well I'm going to Canada for my vacation (Niagra Falls) and I was planning on taking my R4 with me. Do they check stuff at the border or...? Will I get in trouble with the authorities there if my R4 or my brother's CycloDS is found? Thanks!
     
  2. deathfisaro

    Member deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,053
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Country:
    Canada
    Don't worry too much about your flashcarts.

    Just bring a retail DS case and stick your flashcart in that box (and retail cart in your DS) when you cross the border. For the worst case.

    At the airport you'll see signs like "If you have anything that infringes intellectual property, give it up now"

    The truth is, I never got checked. Even if they check, you can just show the retail box and they'll have no idea.


    P.S. I don't think that new law is passed yet though? Even if it did, there should be a grace period.
     
  3. InsaneMonkey
    OP

    Newcomer InsaneMonkey Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    19
    Country:
    United States
    Ok thanks a bunch!
     
  4. ojsinnerz.

    Member ojsinnerz. Damned

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,152
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Got a question.

    I'm planning to get a DSTT for my friend (Yes, because it's the cheapest one) from DX. But if I order it from DX right now, would it get confiscated, if found at the airport?
     
  5. hankchill

    Member hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,344
    Location:
    Outer Space
    Country:
    Canada
    It depends on who the security dude is. Play it safe than sorry, put it in a retail case as deathfisaro has mentioned.
     
  6. Defiance

    Member Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Location:
    Terminus
    Country:
    United States
    Huh... I've never worried about anything like that when crossing borders...
     
  7. Jdbye

    Suspended Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

    Joined:
    May 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,071
    Location:
    Norway
    Country:
    Norway
    I wouldn't worry about that. They probably don't even know what a flashcart is (or what it looks like) [​IMG]
    And in the highly unlikely scenario that they check, just tell them it's a MP3 player or something.
     
  8. ShineStar

    Newcomer ShineStar Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    95
    Country:
    Canada
    It wouldn't matter anyway because the bill states that security guards won't seize your ipods/computers etc at borders to check for pirated music/movies/games.
    The bill didn't pass yet either...
     
  9. ojsinnerz.

    Member ojsinnerz. Damned

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,152
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    So, it doesn't matter if I buy one, or not, because they're not going check, right?

    Thanks.
     
  10. deathfisaro

    Member deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,053
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Country:
    Canada
    Actually slightly different story.

    If you carry it across border, it's very unlikely you'll get checked for pirated material.

    If you send it by mail, custom people will do a random check and there's a chance of getting caught. But if you hurry, it might arrive before the bill passes.
     

Share This Page