[olug] [ot] not sure on the details

Jason Zeisler superztnt at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 17:21:49 UTC 2010

I agree. I think if I own it I can do what I want. If they want to maintain
ownership and rent/lease them. Does anyone know what their legal standing is
on this? If I remember right they tried the same thing with the original
Xbox and were going after people putting in mod chips back then too, and
these guys weren't performing a service. They were modding their own
On Dec 2, 2010 10:11 AM, "Dan Linder" <dan at linder.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 01:54, Will Langford <unfies at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've not fully decided how I feel about mod chip stuffs, but I'd be
>> inclined to say that mod chips in of themselves aren't evil... nor is
>> providing a service to install them. I can modify just about any piece of
>> equipment I own (hammers, cars, firearms, computers, lawn mowers, etc)
>> and there are usually some regulations to follow ... but... I *can*
>> them. It's what I possibly do with them after they're modified that
>> determines if they're legal or not (obvious exceptions to making a rifle
>> pistol fully auto etc).
> <sarcasm>
> Well obviously you don't see the national security concerns inherent here!
> Just as it is for the public safety that you can't sell a gun that's been
> modified to be fully automatic, having a un-restricted XBox is just as
> dangerous.
> Imagine the havoc an XBox-armed man could do in a public location! Oh, the
> humanity...
> </sarcasm>
> How long until I can't re-paint my car to a non-standard color, or add my
> own after-market stereo?
> Dan
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