- Jan 23, 2013
Well, Sony, MS and Nintendo will whine in court until the heat death of the universe that any mod will open a floodgate of piracy. The underlining thing they don't talk about is they want to be able to use every internet connected console as another conduit to pump ads into your home.yamy said:Forgive me if I'm wrong, but aren't there also 'legitimate' instances of modding consoles, such as running homebrews or custom OS/software?
I understand in the US at least everything that circumvents access control is deemed illegal under DMCA but it still sucks that people can be banned for potentially (morally at least) legitimate uses of modding.
From this US citizen's perspective, the DMCA is a anti-consumer monster that needs to be repealed, and a new law that doesn't turn everyone beyond the basic user into a criminal but addresses legitimate copyright concerns needs to be made. To bad Congress is full of people from both parties that are in the pockets of major media companies and, no matter what party the president is, it's a coin toss whether he vetoes any bill about copyright/patents that comes his way.
I'd bet the terms of service state something about them being able to ban people for certain behavior, so it would be an uphill battle. Some jurisdictions might say the banned customers can get the full purchase price or a portion of it back.RicoADF said:If this ban makes the user's game unplayable I'd like to see those effected sue the company as they've taken away a game they paid for without cause.
Plus, the DMCA will rear its ulgy head at anyone in US trying to fight. The only good victory we really had against it the the legality of jailbreaking iCrap. But, I'd love for a case to finally decide whether these EULAs in the US are the jokes that they should be or if consumers here are really pawns to megacorps.