Remember that the Xbox chips include Microsoft's BIOS which they do have the right to protect. (The exception being the Linux project's Cromwell BIOS which can't boot copied games.)
what i was refering to was the right to make a legal copy of your movie, software, etc. so that you can store you originals
Originally posted by ExCyber@Feb 27, 2003 @ 07:15 PM
The "Enigmah" chips Rocci was prosecuted for selling are not capable of containing a Microsoft BIOS; they work like a Game Genie and patch the relevant routines in the boot ROM as it's being read.
Originally posted by antime@Feb 27, 2003 @ 11:50 AM
It's also different in that in the Lik-Sang case they were after them as sellers and distributors of modchips but in this case I get the feeling the modchips were only used as a pretext to shut the site down. The site was far more important as a central info repository for pirates than as a seller of modchips.
According to posts in the Slashdot thread on the subject, the DEA has started taking over sites selling bongs and similar stuff.
googlefest1, which of your constitutional rights have been violated by this? Remember that the Xbox chips include Microsoft's BIOS which they do have the right to protect. (The exception being the Linux project's Cromwell BIOS which can't boot copied games.)
Anyway, iSONEWS lives on for now at this address.
Originally posted by googlefest1@Feb 27, 2003 @ 12:04 PM
actualy i probably refered to the constitution in error
what i was refering to was the right to make a legal copy of your movie, software, etc . so that you can store you originals
some people actualy do that you know - i do that (but i usualy wait till you cant easily buy it anymore) (example all my favorite pc software i have i make a back up and then a back up - so if the back up goes bad then i have the other back up to make another backup so i have no need to break out the original--- same thing with my audio cds some of which cost more than 200$ so those i keep in a case and use only back ups -- same with the old game systems
Originally posted by googlefest1@Feb 26, 2003 @ 10:05 PM
thank you jurai for being so smart and letting all of us know about our ignorance with out offering any suport as to why we are all so dumb
Originally posted by racketboy@Feb 27, 2003 @ 08:46 PM
today I've seen a couple more "scene" sites gone down...
some new, some old