Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Criminal Trial Over Xbox Mod Chips

Criminal Trial Over Xbox Mod Chips Begins Tuesday in LA. In the first trial of its kind, defendant Matthew Crippen is charged with two counts of violating the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He faces a maximum three years in prison if convicted. Crippen, 28, allegedly had a business modding Xbox 360s for between $60 and $80 apiece.

Wired: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/11/xboxmodding-trial/

Why is this considered criminal? How did Apple get a pass from the DMCA with the iphone? Why isn't this a civil case by Microsoft? How did they target this guy making $60 a box? Do they know 12 year olds are doing this all over the world?

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2 Comments:

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Clorychina said...

Hello Professor Zieger,
never did get a chance to thank you for the grade and for your excellent online class. Took you over the 2010 summer Internet in the Classroom and I learned a lot...
I am now taking my last requirements for my World Language degree, need to take thesis after this. Would love to take your Distance Learning online course,hopefully if it's offered during the summer. If not, will do it next Fall, God willing.
Have a splendid semester Dr. Zieger!
Clorinda Loaiza ;-)

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger LC said...

there are many youngsters that know how to hack into the XBOX. I believe they are making an example out of Matthew Crippen.

 

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