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#1 CXChrisman

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 05:51 PM

Are the mod-chips themseleves illegal, or is it the bios on the chip that is illegal?

#2 Morglum

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 05:58 PM

The chips themselves arnt illegal, but as for the BIOS that all depends what country you live in, in some its illegal, in others its perfectly legal so long as you really are only using it to play backups you own and inported games/dvds.

#3 stee-blak

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 05:38 AM

Yes they are and if you have one or gonna get one you are breaking federal law and can be fined $5000 or 6 yrs. in a state penetentry and or both.



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Edited by stee-blak, 04 June 2003 - 05:38 AM.


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Posted 05 June 2003 - 03:06 PM

stree-blak you had me worried there for a second. lol

#5 slidellsimba2

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 04:12 PM

I AM ON THIS FORUM FOR READING AND EDUCATIONS PURPOSES ONLY!!!


oh wait you said you were joking......NEVERMIND

#6 schlacht

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Posted 06 June 2003 - 08:33 PM

If you REALLY want to know, read all that fine print in that agreement that you agree to when opening your stuff up. Just like with regular commercial software, there is a lease on the software that you are running on the xbox. Editing, copying, or bypassing that software may very well be in violation of the DMCA.

I am guessing maybe 5% of modders are actually TOTALLY legit in that they ONLY run backUps or Linux on their systems. Otherwise, I'll bet the vast majority are obviously breaking the law. My point is that even the 5% that think they are doing a legal thing in modding and optimizing an xbox are breaking the license agreement ,with the use of a chip, they made when they opened the packaging.

Just my observation, I may be wrong here : )




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