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#1 Mr. Fish

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:18 AM

ok, so i was told that dvd2xbox is illegal, but i thought that it was legal put it on ur xbox, but it is illegal if u used it for piracy

someone plz help me to clear this up.

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#2 cmiz

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:22 AM

it was compiled with the XDK (AFAIK) and is therefore illegal. it's a homebrew app though, so the usual places hosts it.

FYI the XDK was the xbox developer's kit which was stolen from MS and hence, is illegal to use.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:22 AM

DVD2Xbox is perfectly legal, the only case in which anybody would say otherwise is if you use it to rent games and rip them to your hard drive, that would be illegal. It is legal because it is freely distributed and not sold, which does not constitute copyright infringment.

Edited by nirvanafan, 11 May 2005 - 12:23 AM.


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:28 AM

QUOTE(nirvanafan @ May 10 2005, 05:28 PM)
DVD2Xbox is perfectly legal, the only case in which anybody would say otherwise is if you use it to rent games and rip them to your hard drive, that would be illegal. It is legal because it is freely distributed and not sold, which does not constitute copyright infringment.

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if it was legal, you could go to any website and download it...but you cant. read what cmiz says.

#5 Mr. Fish

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:28 AM

k, so i got 2 different ppl tellin me 2 different things. does anyone else know anything about this?
and im not tryin to put u guys down, infact i thank both of u for ur help, but i just wanna make sure. cause this guy wont put it on my xbox cause he sais its illegal.

#6 Dark_Woofer

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:30 AM

The 2 are right

The program is ¨legal¨, but downloading it is illegal since it was made with the XDK

#7 Mr. Fish

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:32 AM

ok, so the program is legal, but puttin it on my xbox is illegal. sad.gif

ok, thank u guys very much,u were all a big help beerchug.gif

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:34 AM

The program is not legal , I do not know what people are talking about . Anything not approved by MS and compiled with their developer kit is illeagal . You can compile it yourself if you own a XDK .

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:35 AM

QUOTE(Mr. Fish @ May 10 2005, 05:34 PM)
k, so i got 2 different ppl tellin me 2 different things. does anyone else know anything about this?
and im not tryin to put u guys down, infact i thank both of u for ur help, but i just wanna make sure. cause this guy wont put it on my xbox cause he sais its illegal.

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well flashing a mod chip with a bios (besides Cromwell) is illegal, and he is most likely doing that, so i dont know what the big deal is.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:39 AM

well...i'm not saying i'm morally opposed to it, but he asked if it was illegal, and YES it is in fact illegal for the reasons mentioned above. anything compiled with the XDK which wasn't cleared with MS first is illegal. even if you OWNED an XDK legally, you couldn't compile it without their permission....and for some reason i get the feeling that they wouldn't ok that...

#11 Mr. Fish

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:48 AM

thanks alot guys

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:21 AM

all modded xbox software is in fact illegal - it is all based on the codes originally made and copyrighted by MS, but the breaking of the law for using it is much less serious than if u copy a game illegally.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:24 AM

well as you can clearly see its a legal grey area at best

some contend its legal since its homebrew uncopyrighted code

otehrs contend its illegal because it was compiled with stolen dev tools

so there really is no answer here, but you can rest assured your not gonna get arrested for having homebrew apps on your xbox

#14 ERROR: Your Xbox Has Died

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:26 AM

Xbox2Dvd = illegal

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:36 AM

Easy test for xbox software, Does it run on an unmodded box?

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Yes; then it is 100% legal as it has been signed by M$

No; then it is probably illegal as it has been compiled with the XDK but not signed by M$

As Lordvader said nobody's gona come looking for you for Homebrew software, hell where would m$ get their best ideas from????

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