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    #16
    Originally posted by cwispy View Post
    I would have no choice. We are talking the Australian Federal Police, not some shmuck from a lawyer firm working for the RIAA, MPAA etc. I would not risk my entire business, nor would I risk imprisonment of myself for directly contravening a court order. How do you think you would react in the same situation? Its a very uncommon thing to happen, but it does happen from time to time. All we have to do is be careful about what goes on in public.
    I really dont think anyone here would expect you to do differently.

    Iam sure if anyone else was in the same position, risking everything, they would do the same.

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      #17
      WE ARN'T HOSTING ANYTHING PIRATED so it couldn't happen!

      Jason was just saying what could happen if we didn't take duty of care.


      Chill fellas, the FBI aint breaking down anyones door.

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        #18
        If you want that stuff, just join up with a newsgroup like astaweb.com for about $20aus,a month and download/upload to your hearts content of just about anything.. just be warned, you'll use up your internet quota quickly!!

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          #19
          I think a few people are being put into a difficult position over the actions of a few wrong doers, and I would certainly react the same way. I'm probably still a noob to this site (Aug08) but I think this is a great site for sharing technical information and bouncing ideas around. We should keep the site clean and get back to the business of arcades and pins and leave anything else that you might do in your private life private! Hey that's just my opinion!
          sigpicK KNOB!

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            #20
            And you're entitled to it.

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              #21
              personally when i started here i was very suprised that people were freely talking about console mod chips etc in the console section. I've come from the gamesx.com forums, over there if you talk about anything related to piracy at all you get told off (or at least informed of the rules) and often the thread is locked. i like it that way, keeps the focus where it's meant to be. the only time talk of mod chips is tolerated is if you can back it up with a valid reason like imports.

              also i think someone asked something about phone software a while ago, i replied with some app titles and said to search online, not wanting to say "hey jump on this bittorrent tracker and get it for free", but the next person to post pretty much said that anyway.
              downloading applications is still piracy as true as any..

              as for copying arcade material, i think if you own the pcb for a game then theres no problem burning eproms to replace failed ones.. i dont much like the idea of changing the game thats in a pcb though.

              I'd be happy for the public forum here to have it's piracy policy tightened up. if people want to discuss piracy they can do it in a pm.
              Always remember you are unique; Just like everyone else.

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                #22
                As far as I know, mod chips are not illegal in Australia.
                "Everyone's always in favour of saving Hitler's brain. But when you put it in the body of a great white shark, ooohh! Suddenly you've gone too far!"

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                  #23
                  only for sony stuff?

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                    #24
                    I was under the impression that none of the game console mod chips were considered illegal as of a couple of years ago. We have access to Xbox, PS2 and Wii mod chips from one of our suppliers.
                    "Everyone's always in favour of saving Hitler's brain. But when you put it in the body of a great white shark, ooohh! Suddenly you've gone too far!"

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by David_AVD View Post
                      I was under the impression that none of the game console mod chips were considered illegal as of a couple of years ago. We have access to Xbox, PS2 and Wii mod chips from one of our suppliers.
                      You are 100% correct. Sony lost their case and it was deemed that the region coding was against the "free trade agreement" agreed apon by Aus/US.

                      Meaning I have every right to purchase a playstaion game in the US and play on my Aus console.

                      They called it "setting up invisible trade barriers" refering to region coding.
                      Last edited by LOTR4U; 7 February 2009, 02:24 PM.

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                        #26
                        I was under the impression that none of the game console mod chips were considered illegal as of a couple of years ago. We have access to Xbox, PS2 and Wii mod chips from one of our suppliers.
                        does that mean you can supply david
                        you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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                          #27
                          spoke with a guy from Cavern imports, mod chips are not illeagal on any platform.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by narf_ View Post
                            does that mean you can supply (modchips) david
                            Yes. I don't know what they sell for elsewhere, so not sure if it's commercially worthwhile to do so.
                            "Everyone's always in favour of saving Hitler's brain. But when you put it in the body of a great white shark, ooohh! Suddenly you've gone too far!"

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                              #29
                              Mod chips are still a grey area. Do not assume the court case "Stevens v. Sony" gives anyone the right to own or use a modchip. If it ever goes back to court in Australia, I think you will see a very different outcome. The main reason that Sony lost the case was due to an argument about access to the boot code and the ROM's used.

                              Although I sell and install modchips, I pay very close attention to any moves which are being taken not only in Australia, but also in other parts of the world with regards to modchips. Also if a client asks, I advise them about the fact that it could be illegal, and that of course using a copied disk, even if you own the original disk, is a breach of the copyright act.
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                                #30
                                np dave was curious people always seem to ask around about them

                                cheers for the heads up cwrispy ill have mine ready for you next week too.
                                you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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