Wednesday, August 01, 2007

ICE Raids for Wii, PS2, and XBox Mods

According to press reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents today conducted raids in 16 states looking for mod chips for video game consoles. These chips let users play pirated video games and violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. This is a serious issue that costs industry lots of money from pirated software. Often, the pirates are part of larger criminal enterprises. So, efforts to enforce these laws are important. But, just imagine the poor awkward teenager in the basement with his pizza and Jolt cola trying to explain to his angry parents why ICE agents just knocked down the door. He is so grounded.

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