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Wii Modchip Case on People's Court

Choppasmith

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Just happened to catch this on TV today, thought I'd record it and share.

A guy get's his friend to put in a modchip in his Wii in order to "Download games for 3$ instead of $60"

Kinda funny to see how EVERYONE's clueless on the matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRuBes2JSQo

For the record Judge Judy > People's Court.
 

Kanik

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Dear god, can someone please make a gif of the defendant's shifty eyes while they're introducing him?!
 

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IPoopStandingUp said:
Dear god, can someone please make a gif of the defendant's shifty eyes while they're introducing him?!
someone needs to gif the judges reaction when she realizes how illegal the 'downloading cheap games' explanation sounds
 

PigSpeakers

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Man, I caught a little bit of this in the break room at work today. I didn't get to find out what happened though.
 

Emitan

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Well at least we know it's OK to admit to software piracy in front of a judge now. For some reason I was under the impression that it was illegal or something silly like that.
 

Game Guru

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Billychu said:
Well at least we know it's OK to admit to software piracy in front of a judge now. For some reason I was under the impression that it was illegal or something silly like that.
Actually, she was trying the case on someone not getting paid and holding property hostage, not a case on software piracy. Nintendo has to file a separate case, but now they have video evidence! That's just a separate case for another judge.
 

PsychoRaven

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Game Guru said:
Actually, she was trying the case on someone not getting paid and holding property hostage, not a case on software piracy. Nintendo has to file a separate case, but now they have video evidence! That's just a separate case for another judge.
Yup. Also let's be honest here. She probably doesn't have a clue what a WII is much less how it works. That was kind of obvious by the way she talked.
 

Lost Fragment

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Billychu said:
Well at least we know it's OK to admit to software piracy in front of a judge now. For some reason I was under the impression that it was illegal or something silly like that.
It's not an incredibly bright idea. Especially on national television. But if you go up to a cop and start telling them that you're a software pirate, the worst they can do is report you to the owners of the content in question. I'm pretty sure you can't be arrested for it unless you're involved in large-scale distribution.

So, I don't know what you expected them to do since piracy isn't what the case was about. Nintendo would have to file a separate claim, and they probably wouldn't do it on the People's Court.
 

Starwolf_UK

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Billychu said:
Well at least we know it's OK to admit to software piracy in front of a judge now. For some reason I was under the impression that it was illegal or something silly like that.
Selling and distributing=illegal. I think this could be classed as a civil offense though...

Edit: Wait $60 Wii Games? This isn't Canada, Australia or Europe...or is it a state that has 20% sales tax?
 

MYE

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OH GOD LOL

What is this shit?
The whole 2nd rate trailer voice intro had me laughing out loud . Fake or not, i'm a fan already lol
 

krae_man

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I can't believe Marilyn ruled the way she did. They both admitted the chip was for pirating games. Judge Judy would have told them both to get lost because neither had clean hands.
 

Zoe

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Billychu said:
Well at least we know it's OK to admit to software piracy in front of a judge now. For some reason I was under the impression that it was illegal or something silly like that.
This isn't real court.
 

phosphor112

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Lol, both of um shoulda been boned. The plaintiff doesn't seem to understand that what his intended use for the modchip was piracy... the defendant is selling his modchip on the basis that it can get you games for "cheap." THAT is illegal, him selling the product for illegal use. Both of them shoulda been ass fucked, but especially the defendant.