R4 Now Deemed Illegal in Australia

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Feb 18, 2010
  1. rizzod
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    Australians, hope you have yours... 'cos this shit just got serious...

    http://www.itnews.com.au/News/167490,ninte...hip-piracy.aspx

    UPDATE: FLASHCARTS HAVE NOT BEEN DEEMED ILLEGAL... YET!, THEY HAVE ONLY STOPPED PRODUCTION/DISTRIBUTION OF THE R4 FLASH CART. THAT IS ALL THAT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THUS FAR!
     


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    I assume this also covers other cards such as cyclods, acekard etc?
     
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    Yep all FlashCarts
     
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    Oh FUCK.
    How am I gonna get an SCDS2 now!
     
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    Member Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Then why has only gadget gear been sued? And not Oz mod chips?

    Oz mod chips are still selling them...


    Is there a legal loop hole?
     
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    as far as I'm awhere (whilst probably not that amazing compared to other cards) I know that shipping the EDGE and EDGEi cards is completely legal as the cards come blank with nothing on them if any of the other cards come like this then they are also completely legal to be sold and shipped.
     
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    Member Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    yeah... until you end up with a half million dollar fine... then you might see it otherwise...

    Nintendo wants heads... and the legal lap dogs of Australia are giving them rolling heads...




    a sad, sad day for free enterprise in Australia... and the dole queue will get that little bit longer...
     
  8. antwill

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    Wow Nintendo sure seem to have a vendetta against R4's. First Japan, now Australia, what next?
     
  9. shanefromoz

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    What alot of bull shit.
    If you cant buy them in Australia just buy them from overseas.
    Plenty of overseas websites that Nintendo cant touch.
    Nintendo are full of shit as they have Carribean Gardens just up from there front door and ppl sell the r4 with games and they do shit about it.
    It would take them 5 minutes to walk to the market.
    Get serious Nintendo.
     
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    Surely if Nintendo wanted to put a spanner in all the flashcart works they would simply release a peripheral with every original game resulting in either having to buy/borrow the said peripheral or relying on hacked versions being required.
     
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    Yep... they want to take away lives now.. no thats not a gaming reference
     
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    So you're saying people will die because they can't pirate? That makes PERFECT sense! [/sarcasm]
     
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    Time to start smuggling stuff up my butt! [​IMG]


    Okaybutreally, what worries me is this.
    Meaning nintendo wants to start going after this at the source, which will affect other countries.
     
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    Yeah all address Po Box and in engrishhhh.
    He He.
     
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    Purposely fucking up stuff that's court-ordered seems like a good idea? [​IMG]
     
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    Lucky they're still fine here in NZ. Nintendo USA contacted me and just gave up. WTF?
     
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    - quote from the report, i think thats your loophole


    I don't think the article states whether it bans or makes any other carts illegal, yet, just the R4, i don't really mind ive got my flashcart and people can just buy them from overseas anyway
     
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    fuck this shitty country :\

    first they censor _EVERYTHING_, then they try to implement a nationwide net filter, then they ban porn with chicks that have small tits and now they fucking ban flashcarts

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    Good thing I live in Ireland. [​IMG]
     
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    I may be wrong but if somethings banned in the country, customs will not allow it to enter the country. iirc.
     

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