Sony obtains Australia ban on PS3 hack chip.

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  1. Lee79
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    BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11116416
     
  2. mercluke

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    don't mean to be a grammar nazi but for a news article, two typos are two too many...
     
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    the latter one sounds more like a degree of uninformedness. See also: "Pokémons"
     
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    Wasn't that case primarily about NDS flashcarts. The main rpoblem with flashcarts is that its really easy to download games off the interent for DS and the flashcart companies and constantly updating firmware to allow new ROM dumps to run. They never give any way to backup games yourself (pretty sure that's legal in the UK) so piracy is the implied usage of the carts (apart from iPlayer which was specifically designed to be entirely legal)
    This PSmodchip gives you a way of backing up in its software. It will not run burnt discs or even back them up (although its only a matter of time before this happens the point is that the company are not letting you run backups) so the only way to abckup to harddrive is to have access to the game in the first place either through buying it, renting or borrowing from a friend. This means that you WILL sell games. Those who buy the modchip need a retail copy to backup. If this is deemed illegal this means the end of console modding etc. The USA just made rooting/jailbreaking legal as long as there is no piracy done by the end user so I don't see why this is any different.
     
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    Hey, I like it better!
     
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    not surprised

    also posted a similar article in the PSjailbreak thread

    Was never a practical solution, this wasn't even a hack in the first place, it was a theft that was being sold for 120$
     
  8. Jamstruth

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    Depends whether it actually used anything copyrighted. We don't know what's on the flashstick. If its entirely their own reverse-engineered code then they're scot-free imo
     
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