Re: OT: mass installation on XBox
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On Thursday 03 October 2002 03:06 pm, Alex Malinovich wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-10-03 at 17:02, ben wrote:
> > On Thursday 03 October 2002 11:31 am, Jamin W.Collins wrote:
> > > On 03 Oct 2002 09:58:59 -0500 Ron Johnson <email@example.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > 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 manipulation.
> Unfortunately, I think that MS could make a justifiable claim that they
> are losing money. X-Boxen are sold below cost for maximum market
Good point Alex. Funny thing is that I *think* that this, in itself, is
illegal (US). The proviso is that any company selling goods for less than
cost is undermining the market unfairly. . Fair, what the hell has fair got
to do with market anyway . . .
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