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Re: OT: mass installation on XBox

On Thursday 03 October 2002 11:31 am, Jamin W.Collins wrote:
> On 03 Oct 2002 09:58:59 -0500 Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2002-10-03 at 07:13, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > Ever heard of the term "circumvention", as applied to copy-prevention
> > > techniques? See the URL you quoted, chapter III, article 6.
> >
> > So as long as he's not playing pirated games, he should be legal.
> Not quite.  As I understand it, the XBox has hardware to restrict the
> execution of code to that signed and authorized by MS.  For the XBox to
> run Linux, one would first have to circumvent this mechanism.  Based on a
> cursory look at the provided link and referenced section it would seem
> that the application of a mod chip would be a violation.  Again, IANAL.

surely, m(acro)$ would have to show that martin's manipulation of the xbox 
caused them real financial loss in order to prove a violation of patents or 
copyrights. even in order to prove that software copy-protection had been 
circumvented, one should have to provide evidence that copies had not only 
been made but also used in a fashion contrary to the conditions of the 
license, in order to justify a claim that that was the object of the 


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