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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Australian Supreme Court Wants To Mod-Chip Their Consoles

In an Australian Supreme Court case that has received a fair bit of attention, the justices decided that using mod-chips on a gaming console do not violate anti-circumvention laws. As Michael Geist explains, this is a big deal, because it shows how a country can agree to the stringent WIPO treaty that more or less exports strict intellectual property laws from the US, but still carve out reasonable rulings in the courts. The court specifically discusses how this ruling doesn't violate the treaty. Also, the court points out the important rights that an individual has over any product he or she buys -- which seems to be a right that is disappearing in other parts of the world.

[via TechDirt]


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