Xbox 360 Hacker Faces Potential Prison Time, Judge Perplexed

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George Birbilis

try Akismet like WordPress does, works fine

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myersguy

-snip-

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Axel011

Thank god there are people like Gutierrez. I was starting to believe that all the judges were paid off. So in any case this is really good news.

 

 

On a side note....It's kind of annoying to look at the comments for some shred of intelligent conversation and only see people trying to get some free advertisement space. Could we by chance find some other place to advertise?

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I understand that all the men in your country lack functioning penises.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Why do you prefer sex with goats?

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Jims45wow

They are often taller and sometimes have horns for handles.

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michhendrix

So here is my questions. If i work on someones PC, install a dvd burner for them, and they go download movies and burn pirated copies. Am i an accomplice to thier crime? Can i go the jail?

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whitneymr

Why is this any different than what I just did to my BMW by replacing the cams,exhaust header, and reflash the "black box"?  BMW actually allows this to happen and keep your warrenty if it's done using parts from Steve Dinan.

So what is the different here and why should Microsoft be 180 degree's off on this line of thought?

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myersguy

They're 180 degrees off because they felt this man took the 360 too far

 

(I made a funny)

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Jims45wow

heh, heh, heh.

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Neufeldt2002

Looks like the government has backed down.

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whathuhitwasntme

all you need to do is deputize a few of the regulars ,or irregulars as it were

and you would see a sudden drop in all of the spam

we are here on the boards 24/7 and do understand the "Staff" is on a schedule for pay, while we are not. So, do please let us fix this for you. all you have to do is allow a few to remove posts to a file to be reviewed to make sure it was indeed spam and then flush them down the drain of the www

this way, if one was to be accidentally removed you can fix it no harm no foul

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ifailatliving

mods suck

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michhendrix

that seems like it could be a good idea. maybe try out on a trial basis at first.

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chipmunkofdoom2

Oh don't worry, MaxPC doesn't give 2 shits if your comment is legitimate and doesn't get posted. I can't post from my place of employment for one reason or another and have complained about it MULTIPLE times and they have done nothing. Spam sullies the legitimate comments for hours after it's posted without them doing anything, and this long-running spam problem has seen no abatement since I've started looking at the site.

One can only conclude that Maximum PC hates their own site and doesn't care if it gets defaced by spam.

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tornato7

That's a good idea. Also make it so users who have been a member of maxpc for a long time and posted alot of real comments dont have to type the stupid captcha

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BF100

This is the problem with large corporations. Mcrosoft will drop all warranty coverage and things like that if they so much as suspect that a system has been tampered with ,but now that they think their machines are being called inferior or that they may be losing out on a possible profit margin they are ready to start lawsuits.

 

Once he modded these systems they technically became piles of hardware with no warranty coverage. They lost their warranty as soon as he opened the case and besides that there is really nothing linking microsoft to the systems other than a few engraved logos, stickers, etc.

 

This is just an individual doing something he is apparently pretty talented at. If people doing something that they are skillful at was stopped there would be no new designs for houses, cars, clothes, or anything else so we would all cease to be different and would then become boring and have no meaning in life.

 

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someuid

Maybe the tables should be turned on Microsoft.

Someone should sue Microsoft for continuing to sell defective XBoxes.  Microsoft designed the thing to not be moddable, and failed, yet keep selling them.

And someone should sue the government for allowing Microsoft to continue to sell defective units that can result in a criminal charge.

Finally, someone (Congress) should be asking the justice department why they are wasting so much manpower and money on such a small fry case, and then do something about it.

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jlh304

Seems like he should be protected from this, they say you can jail break your iPhone...

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Athlonite

It really beats me how they can even bring this to court it's a crock of shit case

 

Imagine AMD taking everyone who pencil moded there  Athlon XP or Duron to court

 

I buys the hardware I owns the hardware what I do with it is none of your god damn business except if i try to use it on your networks then you may stop/ban me

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Peanut Fox

While I agree with you, the minute he bought that box with his own money, he agreed to play by Microsoft's rules.  No matter how BS they are.  Ownership in our digital age needs a rethink.  It's sad that you can buy something and not own it.  You pay for it, but it's not yours to do with what you want.

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HeartBurnKid

I'm not sure how anybody can say that the Doctrine of First Sale does not apply here.

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Peanut Fox

The Doctrine of First Sale currently does not wholly apply to software, which is what this guy is modifying.  Microsoft is saying that by modifying "their" code, he is in violation of the EULA which Microsoft is trying to say supersedes TDFS. 

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m3kw

You don't arrest for someone selling knifes, they can use it to cook or use it for illegal purposes. Same as this mod, the guy buying the mod may want to do homebrew.  Unless they can prove that the primary purpose of modding is to do illegal stuff, he is in the same category as a knife seller.

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draconis123

You know that judge has a child with a modded Xbox. Maybe he even has one himself!

In all seriousness though, this is really starting to get out of hand. These juries and prosecutors are now just lashing out at anyone that possibly messes with copyright laws and such. People need to chill out with all these lawsuits and such. I wonder if I'm the only one seeing this but do you not see the start of a Civil War?

Just think about it. With the way things are going people are going to be thrown in jail left and right. I seeing it getting to the point where if you chance on a pirated movie online and watch it you might be sued and taken to jail for an accident!

It'll start with strikes, then move on to riots before breaking out into all out war and destruction. Men will die, women shall cry, and babies shall ... uh ... eat pie?

War, calamity, and plague shall engulf this nation of ours before spreading throughout the entire world! WE WILL WIN!!!

Who would have thought that the RIAA would bring forth the Apocalypse.

 

PS: This PSA announcement was brought to you by Mr. Crazy Man with Keyboard. Thank you for listening.

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Bloody_El

I can't decide on whose side, and I don't think there is enough information provided. 

 

To properly run a business like this, I think he needs to make sure that he does not condone piracy nor illegal applications; maybe even going a step further and documenting it with his/her signature.

 

But he deserves time in jail if he uses the quote:  "Now go to Blockbuster and burn 'backups' so you can play all you want!" 

 

(EDIT: He "didn't" know. I'm on the judges side as well. Besides, everyone who mods their xbox knows that they can play backups. There is no way he "didn't" know. 

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I Jedi

I agree with the judge. While the kid knowingly knew his modded Xbox's could play pirated games, he did not, unless proven, explain how to play pirated games, or even how to get hands on pirated games. Modding an Xbox, as far as I know, only breaks the ToS agreement, or in other words, wavers the warranty of the Xbox. Besides that, this Xbox-modder guy has his whole life ahead of him, and should not be thrown in jail because he modded a few Xboxs. What's next, people being thrown in jail for Marijuana usage? Llol! I say, our system throws people in jail for about anything these days!

Edit - I saw the spam advertisements before they disapeared. Thank you to whomever ridded those annoying ads. <3333

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Paul_Lilly

We know the spammers are annoying (that's putting it lightly), and we're working on a permanent solution. In the meantime, we're manually nuking spam posts/accounts as we run across them. Thanks for bearing with us.

-Paul Lilly

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Athlonite

thankyou very much it's well appreciated

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Blaze589

Hey Paul. I'm not sure if this would be of any help.

http://www.iblocklist.com/list.php?list=ficutxiwawokxlcyoeye

It's a blocklist for known forum spammers.

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aviaggio

Thanks Paul, the efforts are appreciated.

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