Would buying a flash cart be an illegal offense?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Goofy Time, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Goofy Time
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    With the recent sting against mod chips and boot discs, I was wondering; are Flash Carts in the same land of illegal-ness? I know Swap Magic doesn't violate copyright, but it's deemed illegal. I hope the same can't be said for flash carts.
     


  2. TLSpartan

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    There illegal if you play ROMS you dont own(Which is preety much everyone who owns a flashcart) [​IMG] . At least here in Australia [​IMG]
     
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    Ah, let me get this then; Using it to play videos, music, and homebrew = legal.

    Using it to play commercial games = not legal.

    So, as long as said flash cart wasn't used for the latter, it'd be in the free boundary, sorta like DVD's/CD's when it comes to certain content?
     
  4. 4saken

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    It probably depends on country still.

    I don't see why they would try to catch you, there are larger problems with piracy elsewhere [​IMG]
     
  5. .TakaM

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    it's as illegal as buying a computer
     
  6. Sinkhead

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    Let's think of it this way:
    Flashcart = DVD
    Buying a DVD is legal. Putting illegal content on it is illegal.

    - Sam
     
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    You'll be impounded for life when the FBI finds you.

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  8. TeraS

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    lol [​IMG]

    my friend got raided because he had pirate dvds in his house. They fined him £2,500 or £500 cant remember
     
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    ^Per chance, did he sell and distribute them? He had to do something that put him above average joe eye view of the public with the authorities.
     
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    he brought them mostly, and sold couple inside school and outside.

    Sometimes he used to steal Japanse pirate dvd sellers, by telling them cops are nearby So they run away leaving the bag full of dvds.
     
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    He probably sold one to a cop [​IMG]
     
  12. TeraS

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    maybe he did, there are alot of undercover cops these days.
     
  13. Rapid Dr3am

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    Aledgedly I'm up my own arse
    I've so gota try that with the sellers in the pub.
     
  14. Mewgia

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    hahaha yeah

    The best place to do it (In the US at least) would probably be Chinatown - just go a street of Chinatown that has some particularly shady businesses, yell "COPS!", and reap the benefits of the dropped merchandise.

    NOT LIKE I WOULD STEAL FROM POOR CHINATOWNMEN OR ANYTHING [​IMG]
     
  15. Rayder

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    The legality of flashcarts depends on who you ask. Ask Nintendo, for instance......
     
  16. Goofy Time
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    Nintendo more or less goes along the lines that ANY backup is illegal, when it isn't as long as it's one by you, for you, with the original being from you.

    I meant in the legal field, not in the corporate standard sense.
     
  17. shinji257

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    And I agree with that notion...
     
  18. grifter

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    nope, unless you live in the mushroom kingdom.
     
  19. Ph1l0z0ph3r

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    Doubt anything is illegal in the mushroom kingdom since their always high off shrooms. [​IMG]
     
  20. wifi1

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    It's like emulators. By itself, it's legal, but let's be honest, does anyone ever NOT use it for illegal activities?