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U.S. customs agents searched for hardware that allows pirated video ga

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Its great to know that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is keeping our streets safe from completely legal hardware, that has legal uses, but can also be used for copyright infringement. I hope they would be as responsive If I asked them to search people for those who might be infringing on my copyrights. How much money crossed hands to let this little operation go ahead :angry:

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I think we should have the right to use our hardware how we want it. I use my Xbox to stream internet radio and play DVDs from any region, and that is not causing harm to anyone.

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Lol My Xbox is totally modded to the brim with an extra big hard drive n all. Stuff them, maybe i want to back up my legally purchased dvd's?

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legally purchased dvd's

:ranaway:

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:ranaway:

If you buy a dvd, you should be entitled back up your investment should the dvd scratch or for some reason not work. Also it is more portable (though it might not seem so) to carry around an Xbox or a hard drive than tons of DVD cases. The DVD cases might be lighter, but a have a much greater chance to lose or damage it, with a hard drive, you have one thing, that is a backup of the original. The concept of "only for pirating" is part of the MPAA bullshit.

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I back up /everything/...optical media is way too easy to destroy. Any time I get a new DVD or CD, it gets ripped and stored on my fileserver. This includes copy-protected games. If I pay $60 for some plastic discs, I'm going to make sure I don't lose the data on them because someone ejected my optical drive and left the disc laying on the desktop.

I also prefer the network access aspect of it. I can watch a DVD from any computer in the house without hunting for discs. I can play a game without changing discs, thanks to virtual drives with copy protection emulation. And I'm pretty sure the embedded Linux system I use as an mp3 player wouldn't work nearly as well if I had to get to it to change CDs (awkward location).

Sure, you could call it piracy. But I'm not sharing it with anyone, so where's the harm?

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I am just glad they are using their money wisely!

Hell, what could be more important than mod chips and copyright infringement? Illicit arms importation or drug deals? HAH!

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