SD#45 The Missing Schmidt

Behold, the Four Horsemen

We are full of apologies tonight. Oh, and sorry again because we’re going to be talking about upcoming law changes!

Headlines:

Talking point: The expiration of Jailbreak extension for DMCA

  • When it’s yours, its yours
  • Do companies have the right to limit user tweaking
  • What are the legal implications for modifying your own devices? Safety? Monetary?

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Comments

  1. Schmidty says

    I’m glad you guys were able to finish without me; I know it can be challenging at times.

    As far as the DMCA talking point, I am also on the fence with this. I really enjoy hacking any device that I own, mainly just to see what else I can do with it. However, you are always treading on dangerous waters when you are directly infringing on copyright issues. If I’m hacking my Xbox to put XBMC on it so I can watch any of my ripped DVDs from one source, then that is fine; but if you’re hacking your Xbox so you can circumvent copyright and play pirated Xbox games, then that is illegal, and I agree with the DMCA that the manufacturer has the right to try to stop that.

    One thing is sure though, no matter what manufacturers do, no matter what the DMCA does, hackers will still hack devices, copyright laws will still be broken, and all their efforts will be (mostly) in vain.

  2. zohner says

    The lesson to be learned is never try to implement DRM in any form. It will be hacked rendering your time and resources a complete waste.

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