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lord_oberon
10-22-2003, 04:47 PM
I was wondering how legal or illigal it is to mod an Xbox or PS2 To run evox, play imports and backups. The Canadien laws. Thanx for your advise.

mrblack51
10-22-2003, 05:35 PM
not sure about canada, but in the US, modification of hardware you own falls under fair use - you bought it, you can do what you want to with it. Items compiled with an illegal SDK (such as anything compiled with the MS XDK) are grey area or illegal, but the modchip itself is not illegal. distrobution of a hacked bios image is illegal, since it contains MS code which is copyrighted. clearly, the use of pirated games is illegal, however, US fair use code allows backups for personal use. the DMCA also has stipulations against copyright control circumvention tools, but the definition for that is sketchy.

lord_oberon
10-28-2003, 02:14 AM
Thanx for the info