Thursday, April 8, 2010

Canadian console modders beware!

Written by pikaby

The Canadian cops mean serious business. Modding consoles is wrong, everywhere you go, but this is the first time I've seen laws implemented for it. Oh come on, get a grip...console mods =/= piracy. It only leads to piracy if done in a certain manner, and then some. No one has anything to lose from console mods, except the modders themselves if their consoles break...that's their problem. Not yours.

Anyway, the full statement is as follows...

"Modifying a console and computer is considered an illegal act under Section 342.1 of the Criminal Code and is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten years." - RCMP statement

Every one who, fraudulently and without colour of right,
(a) obtains, directly or indirectly, any computer service,
(b) by means of an electro-magnetic, acoustic, mechanical or other device, intercepts or causes to be intercepted, directly or indirectly, any function of a computer system,
(c) uses or causes to be used, directly or indirectly, a computer system with intent to commit an offence under paragraph (a) or (b) or an offence under section 430 in relation to data or a computer system, or
(d) uses, possesses, traffics in or permits another person to have access to a computer password that would enable a person to commit an offence under paragraph (a), (b) or (c)
is guilty of:
(e) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or
(f) an offence punishable on summary conviction.


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