[Release] freeShop - open source eShop alternative

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by TheCruel, May 14, 2016.

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  1. gnmmarechal

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  2. _Shebang

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    I made a comment on Reddit outlining why Nintendo are completely in their right to file this DMCA takedown. It seems not a lot of people know what changes DMCA actually made to certain laws and whatnot. They introduced Section 1201, which states the following:

    There's no doubt freeShop violates this.
     
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  5. Queen of SoS

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    So like if he put it under another name or made another account or something would he still get in trouble.
    I mean it's not that hard to change the image and name of his app. UGH why nintendo!

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    Well if that's the case then CIAngel will probably be next. Both of them do the exact same thing. Well besides the logo and name.
     
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    Fully expecting to receive one of these for CIAngel in the near future, but whatevs, it's all good, it's been downloaded 85,000 times, and Nintendo can't take those copies back :)
     
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    Fuck Nintendo.

    If anyone wants to know whether I'm going to counter it, I'm not yet sure. That could permit them to file lawsuit against me and I'm already legally battling more serious charges unrelated to freeShop that left me relatively poor. I'm not going to ask for donations to battle it either since I will likely not get enough and it's probably not worth it.

    Cache updates will still work for now. But I'm looking into alternative source/build hosting solutions.

    They cite no legitimate violation, from my understanding, except the use of Nintendo's logo on the CIA build (unrelated to the source repos, and they took them all down). That was a mere oversight and I have no problem changing that logo, it requires changing a single line in the source.

    To claim it circumvents any protections is laughable, though I'm unsure if it's legally sound (law is often laughable itself). It only circumvents protections if people utilize title keys they did not purchase or obtain legally. If people illegally obtain the password/PINs of a person's bank account, you can't criticize the banking website for facilitating theft. And the argument can be used against their own eShop application, which facilitates theft by installing unowned copies of Nintendo's games when users merely install tickets locally. The only difference is freeShop gives slightly more control over ticket installation, you can even install tickets with nonsense keys you give it and they'll just fail.
     
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    You say unauthorized but FreeShop doesn't need authorization to fetch the games from Nintendo's servers. As a matter of fact, no program does. The only part that might be "unauthorized" is what the 3DS itself does.
     
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    Hope everything goes well for you.
     
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  10. Queen of SoS

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    So if CIAngel gets take down to ig everyone will have to until someone else makes a new app that does the same thing that these two do.
    That's really sad Nintendo are just whining because more and more people are learning how to hack their console.
     
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    They're not whining. They have every right to try to stop piracy.

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    updated luma via lumaupdater(star one wont update), everything works like a charm

    THANK YOU GUYYYYYYS
     
  13. _Shebang

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    To be clear -- I didn't say unauthorized. Those are direct quotes from the DMCA document. I'm also not a lawyer so I can't exactly comment further on what the law defines "unauthorized" as.
     
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    Time to upload more mirrors
     
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    What do you mean, won't update? This is serious stuff, O.o, since I'm the one currently maintaining it.

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  16. Queen of SoS

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    True True but to be going after Freeshop this late in the game is just stupid. I know that this isn't the first time Freeshop has been mentioned to them.
     
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    It isn't. Better do it late than never.

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  18. pixelmasher

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    It's been know to be broken and causing issues with freeShop for a month or two at least. People talk about it on Luma3DS thread all the time too.
     
  19. proflayton123

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    :unsure:If the repo of freeShop gets a DMCA why hasn't that iso/chaos site not?
     
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  20. Queen of SoS

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    Yea ig i mean they do have a right to their stuff, but that still doesn't mean that freeshop is at fault.
    If u install freeshop you obviously can see that it's blank and has absolutely 0 games to download.
    The only way to have games is to install the keys which is from another person's website that is not provided by @TheCruel.
     
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