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    Default PlayStation loses chipping case

    Sony has lost a legal battle in Australia over the modifying of its PlayStation games console.

    The High Court has ruled that chipping the console so that it can play imported games does not breach copyright law.

    The ruling ends a four-year legal battle between Sony and a supplier of so-called mod chips, which bypass regional controls on the machine.

    In the UK, the selling of mod chips was ruled illegal in 2004.
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    hah! a win for the good guys!

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    hell ya, glad that's true

    what about america? are mod-chips illegal?

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    Hello:

    Yes. It is Illegal. They worry about software piracy.

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    ah, oops my xbox, and ps2 have mod chips
    oh well, not like the first illegal thing i've done

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    hey guy's I kive in australia and know of this so called distributor that sony has been battling for the past few years. It's nothing more than a small family business called the mod shop. Sony have been seeking to crush this particular shop for years forcing them to stop modifying sony consoles yet other stores offering the same services are let go. So I am glad to see a small retailer win against a big fish like sony however I think people should know how rampant and socially acceptable piracy is over here.
    I would say that at least 90 percent of the population owns bootleg dvd's and games. One reason for this is the fact that australia's favourite tourist destination is bali which you may know is the bootleg capital of the world.
    everyone you ask who has come back from holiday will gladly show you the 4 or 5 hundred dvd movies and ps2 games they just bought for the equal of 50 ausie dollars and then happily trade with you. it is honestly like trading cards over here. So while I find It great about the latest ruling I can sympaphise with sony to some degree here as they are trying to protect their ip ,however nobody will ever believe me when I say that I chipped my consoles to play emus and homebrew. looks like the vast population have ruined it for the rest of us.

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    Cool Oh Yeah!!! Kick Sony's Butt!!

    Corporations need to be brought DOWN!!! They $#@! the working man for a buck and it's about time they got told NO! If they would wise up and bring down prices on CD's, DVD's and Videogames this "bootleg" problem wouldn't be anywhere near what it is.

    Power To The People

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdemon
    Corporations need to be brought DOWN!!!
    Without them, there would be nothing, where would you get a PC? who would make a Dreamcast or a PSP? As much as people hate large corporations we need them almost as much as they need us.

    I can understand Sony of Europe taking this viewpoint, they stand to lose money if people purchase an import before the EU release.

    Still, glad they lost

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    shadow, your back already?

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