That'll put the cat among the pigeons!Xbox 360 fansite, TeamXecuter, is reporting a landmark judgement upholding the legal argument that modchips do not circumvent copy protection.
This means that a case brought against mod-chip site, MrModchips, for copyright infringement with the ruling that copyright infringement has already taken place before the modchip is used. The upholding of this argument means that all 26 counts levelled against MrModchips have been quashed.
This is a big problem for ELSPA as copyright infringment has been the main-stay of their legal argument against modchipping. MrModchips has been awarded full costs from the successful appeal, further underlining the ruling. We'll leave it to the legal eagles amongst you to discuss whether past defendants brought to the courts by ELSPA would now be in a position to appeal their cases.
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Read the story over on TeamXecuter.