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UK court declares modchips legal
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A landmark ruling at the UK Court of Appeal (criminaldivision) which posited the legal argument that modchips do not circumventcopyright protection, was upheld yesterday by Judge Justice Jacobs, according toTeam Xecuter.
The granting of the appeal, which was based on the argument that thecopyright infringement has already taken place before the use of a modchip, hasresulted in the quashing of all 26 counts against a well-known UK modder.
Thirty-eight year-old Neil Higgs - who called himself Mr Mod Chips - floggedthousands of modification kits through his web-site, allowing pirated games toplay on popular consoles like Microsoft’s Xbox. He also provided a bespokechipping service to those punters not willing to footle about under the bonnetfor themselves.
When the cops kicked his back door down in October 2007, they found 3,700dodgy chips, imported from Hong Kong as well as 19 consoles which had alreadyhad their innards fiddled with.
Higgs was awarded full costs as a result of his successful appeal.

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