Thursday, October 6, 2005


Mod-chips ruled legal

`The High Court of Australia has unanimously ruled that mod-chips are legal, but the implications of the case for game manufacturers are not clear.

The mod chips circumvent technology designed to stop Sony PlayStation consoles from playing illegally copied game discs.

The mod chips also allow gamers to ignore manufacturers’ regional coding systems and purchase games and DVDs designed for markets outside of Australia, which are often cheaper than those from local suppliers.

All six High Court judges held that widely-used mod-chips were legal.’

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