Federal Agents Go After Gaming Pirates: Several US Modchip Stores Raid
Posted 02 August 2007 - 05:35 AM
MicroMods - this raid was not because of the xbox.. mainly it was for the wii... BUT while they are at it.. they might as well go for all that they find.
decline1822 - who cares about booting GC Homebrew?? well I do.. since there is a media player for it..
guess what one of the uses are for .. for me installing a wii modchip.. TO PLAY MEDIA FILES ON IT!!!
ALMOST EVERY item anywhere sold and/or purchased can be used for BAD intentions..
Think of anything.. such as
alarm clock - set off a device (bomb) or just wake me up in the morning on time
slim jim - break into a car or save my dumbass because I locked my keys in my car
pc virus (trojans) - screw my computer or use it another way like opening backdoors to my pc to use remotely and to controll (back office anyone lol)
Point is.. we as people or citizens need to make this a major part of who and why we vote for people in office.. because as we are seeing.. if laws are made that can HINDER this way of life.. then basically nothing is stopping the "government" as a whole from making us do whatever they want us to do the way they want it done. Dress this way.. buy these items... use them this way ONLY!
The other problem is why is it not illegal for microsoft to be in existence... because we know for a fact..
Gates himself has backwards engineered things to get where he is today.. you can't backwards engineer things without using someones code for at least a second.. or circumventing security to LEARN how it works.
IF we are not allowed to do this.. then we will not thrive technology wise. EVERYONE looks and learns by everyone, we would also not be able to have competition.. clones... or what have you.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:09 AM
and anti-modding movements errr something along the lines of that.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:10 AM
Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:10 AM
I am truly sorry for those guys. It is really a shame something like this happened.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:15 AM
Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:31 AM
First stop, this guys house
its great to live in canada... we don't care about copyrights and piracy here... =)
It's attitudes like that that will have our rights for modchips taken away.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:52 AM
teammodders was awesome they fixed and (some word that begins with m) my PS2. They did it for a good price too.
I hate the government so much. America just gets worse and worse every day because of the government doing stupid stuff.
When I can afford it I'm going to Canada.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 07:02 AM
Both would be missed and it would be a damn shame to lose either one.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 07:14 AM
Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:25 AM
The so call ICE squad doing shit like this, arent they sopposed be looking for more interesting people like terrorist?
Man this G.O.V is becoming more like places like russia and places that you only see on movies. You want more info on how scary is becoming watch V for vandetta
And yet this is the land of the free, and the land of corrupt lawmakers and lobbyist paying lawmakers under the table to pass shit/laws like this.
If congress was runs like this in other country they would be hung by the people. But that wont happend here why because they'll be called terrorist.
Case in point have you read the news some months ago in CHINA the chief of their FDA was hung by the Chinese government because he was doing backroom deals with the Pharmaceutics Companies for new medicine that kill some people.
What happend here in the good old USA?? those people get promoted and get millions on paybacks.
Anyway people just like Appleguru said on his post WAKE UP.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:43 AM
Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:59 AM
I've been slowly ripping my DVD's to the hdd since my 3 year old son has killed so many discs it's not even funny.
Too many discs scratched beyond repair is the reason I'm backing up his movies to the hdd and storing the originals on the shelf.
Yes, OTB Mods was included in the raids. I'm out of the country atm, so I wasn't around for the raid... but it sounds like they took everything.
Did you update your site or did "they?"
Edited by Alex548, 02 August 2007 - 09:02 AM.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:08 AM
Heavy fines and probation are likely... probably around $1,000 per violation (per chip, device. or flashed 360). If they were caught with back-ups with intent to sell... jail time is in their future.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 10:13 AM
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