GamePolitics reports that Nintendo is suing NXPGame Inc, New York based reseller of Nintendo DS modchips, as well as its owner apparently. It is seeking $150,000 for infringement of each copyright work and $2 million for infringement of each Nintendo trademark. We’ve previously discussed the legality of modchips on this blog. In the UK, the… Continue reading Nintendo sues another modchip reseller
In March this year we wrote about a Pennsylvania teenager who pleaded guilty to criminal offences over his hacking and crashing of a Playstation web site in 2008, which he did in revenge for being kicked out of a tournament for the PS2 game SOCOM US Navy Seals for using a cheat mod. Now, Nukezilla reports that the teenager has been… Continue reading Teen convicted of crashing PlayStation site in banhammer
Gamesindustry.biz reports on a Californian class action against Sony Computer Entertainment following its recent removal of the Other OS functionality from the PlayStation 3. I talked to them about it here. Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/gamerlaw or subscribe to our weekly email newsletter here
Thanks to Kotaku for this one: a US teen has pleaded guilty to criminal offences over his hacking and crashing of a Playstation web site in 2008, which he did in revenge for being kicked out of a tournament for the PS2 game SOCOM US Navy Seals for using a cheat mod. Apparently, he carried out his attack by infecting the… Continue reading Teen admits crashing Playstation site in banhammer revenge
GamePolitics reports that the Australian Federal Court “has ordered RSJ IT Solutions, operators of the website GadgetGear, to stop selling R4 mod chips for the Nintendo DS and to pay Nintendo $520,000 AU in damages“. You might fairly assume from that headline that modchips are illegal in Australia. Not so. When we previously discussed the… Continue reading Nintendo ‘wins’ Australian modchip lawsuit, but are modchips actually illegal Down Under?
[This article was first posted on Gamaustra here] This article is about modchips: is their sale/use illegal or not? We look at three recent cases in England, Spain and France – which show an interesting divergence of European opinion as to the legality of modchips: not every country thinks that modchips are a bad thing. … Continue reading Are modchips illegal?
The background: Details here. A group of Runescape players mount a phishing scam, obtain other players’ accounts, strip those accounts of gold and loot. Presumably they make an in-game or real-world profit. Then the UK Police (specifically the Central Police e-crimes unit) swoop in. They arrest a caution an individual in Avon and Somerset “on… Continue reading Runescape, the Computer Misuse Act and theft