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    Default Playstation Modchip?

    I'm going to Mod my PSX to play a couple of import games (Sunsoft Vol.4) and with so many chip sites out there, can anybody suggest a site to purchase one.
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    Again.

    I'm just not comfortable with these kinds of discussions. I know the general feeling: you should be able to use a mod chip to mod your own system. You should be able to play imports. You should be able to play your OWN backups.

    But until someone can show me a ruling to the contrary, mod chips at BEST frowned upon by the very industry Digital Press supports, and by many accounts, considered ILLEGAL.

    The U.S. Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in October of 1998 that made illegal "circumvention devices" that circumvent a technological measure designed to control access to a copyrighted work. Sony Computer Entertainment America has successfully argued that mod chips are illegal circumvention devices under the DMCA in the United States, and the recent Canadian conviction recognizes that such devices violate copyright laws in other areas of the world.

    Previous recent rulings on mod chip cases in the United States include:

    On July 12, 2002, defendant Howard Chen of Howie's Hi-Tech Games in Milpitas, California was preliminarily enjoined under the DMCA from selling, advertising, installing or otherwise trafficking in mod chip and game enhancers.

    On May 24, 2002, defendant Rick Oliver was sentenced in the United States Court for the District of Nebraska for willful circumvention of a copyright protection system for commercial advantage under the DMCA. Oliver was sentenced to seven months of jail time and was ordered to pay restitution to Sony Computer Entertainment America in the amount of $40,000.

    On June 9, 2002, Sony Computer Entertainment America obtained summary judgment and a permanent injunction against Digital Stuff, Inc. of San Jose, California, for advertising, distributing, promoting and selling game enhancers.

    On November 4, 1999, Sony Computer Entertainment America obtained a preliminary injunction against Michael and Carol Chaddon, doing business as GameMaster, Inc. in San Leandro, California prohibiting them from advertising, distributing, selling or purchasing game enhancers or devices that contain a mod chip function.

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