The Official Thread of Argon channels steal.

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by OriginalHamster, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. OriginalHamster
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    Well, apparently modchip manufacturer Argon is a great fan of GBAtemp channels, I just spoted my NES channel in their official site, guess what? not credits, contacts were given. Before people start saying "LOL your channel has Nintendo logo, a NES controller, you copied first LOL" that´s right, the difference is that people that make channels "like me" don´t recieve a pay for it, we do those channels for the GBAtemp community, Homebrew community in general. Is just lame see how people steal your work and make a lucrative exercise from it.

    If you have been scamed for Argon post here.

    Check out here
    http://www.argonchannel.com/argonchannel.html

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    NES Channel from me

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    The WADManager channel is from a GBAtemp user too, Blue-K thought.
     


  2. sunnytimes

    sunnytimes GBAtemp Regular

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    ya theirs a few funny posts on their forum from a guy named 'argon_sux_c$%k' .. heres a reply to one of his posts regarding selling no credited homebrew ..

    quote from MasterDAVID .. argon admin.

    its a joke .. i hope no one buys their shitty chip / software.
     
  3. gratefulbuddy

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    on the wheel
  4. thinkoutsidetheb

    thinkoutsidetheb Advanced Member

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    It's stealing either way, you don't own the rights to their logo nor have you been granted the rights. Profiting off of it just makes it a criminal legal matter versus getting a letter saying "Please stop using our logo..blah blah".
     
  5. OriginalHamster
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    OriginalHamster UStealthy

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    I don't see it different to use a Nintendo character as avatar in a forum, make a fanart, cosplaying, or have a Ninty logo in your room, etc.
     
  6. thinkoutsidetheb

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    Can't compare apples to oranges. Using their IP in conjuction with something illegal is what makes it bad. Simply put Nintendo doesn't want any unlicensed code running on their console. Regardless if it's a homebrew game that you shoot apples with a smiling rainbow or an emulator. It's still illegal.

    Cosplay, an avatar, fanart. Different use of IP and how it's being represented.
     
  7. fukseliten

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    Please note that the comments made by Argon2 are not those of WiiNewz or myself. Had I seen them earlier, that thread would have been deleted.
     
  9. linkinworm

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    looks as tho they did credit the autors of the channels form what i could see :S. not the banners, but the people for the actual code of the homebrew
     
  10. djdynamite123

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    50 a pop wasn't it lol
     
  11. Arm the Homeless

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    We're starting a thread about stopping thiefs when just about everyone here is using the "Backup" Loader for piracy purposes.
     
  12. NeoRame

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  13. djdynamite123

    djdynamite123 Master Of Hardcore!

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    100% unreal [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] it is a joke like starting a thread on this!
     
  14. DBlaze

    DBlaze I don't know what i'm doing.

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    Probably not neccesary anymore since the argon site now says;

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    I wonder when they are gonna remove the apps from their website and if they really do keep their word for it.
     
  15. djdynamite123

    djdynamite123 Master Of Hardcore!

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    ahh that's nice Argon [​IMG] hey the SMS for free would be cool, but you can do this on Opera already hehe
    At least they're showing some respect to others now, +Respect back...
     
  16. IronMask

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    The only difference between them and a pirate is they have advertisements on their sales/sails! [​IMG]
     
  17. djtaz

    djtaz PM's Full - Wadder Me

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    To be honest , the damage that this community alone could cause to a product like theres would be massive.

    If everyone on here put a "dont buy Argon chip" image into their signature it wwould seriously undermine anyone wanting to get one of them who did any research at all.

    The silly thing is , no one on here would mind him sharing any of the wads if he asks them first and if its kept free.
     
  18. jacklaidlaw

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    if programmers are so pissed off with argon why not make your apps detect the argon chip and refuse to install or run there must be a way to do this that would ruin homebrew for argon
     
  19. Beatchu

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    Wrong thread BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDDY
     
  20. Screemer

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    nice try. don't you think nintendo tried ss like that before?