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Old 03-01-2003, 08:21 AM   #1
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ISO News busted!

For those of you unaware of what Isonews is, it was a website that would give accurate-up-to-the-hour listings of cd iso "releases" on the warez scene. It removed any "illegal" content such as serial numbers or links as to where you could download the cds from, even though the forums were breeding grounds for everyone who downloaded and played pirated games.

The government has been trying to get at them for ages and it looks like they finally did it - through Isonews purchasing and re-selling on US grounds of modchips, which are prohibited by the DMCA.

Webmaster David Rocci, 22 years of age, has agreed to abandon the site and could be sentenced for up to 5 years in prison, with a fine of up to 1/2 a million US$. Ouch! :p
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Old 03-01-2003, 08:44 AM   #2
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Thats dumb... Its not going to stop people from copying games... I feel sorry for him...

I'll admit to haveing a few DC backups.. as well as roms on my comp.... but I still buy ALOT of games..

but the problem is people who don't buy games.. and have 200 backups for each system.... IMO
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Old 03-01-2003, 06:02 PM   #3
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but the problem is people who don't buy games.. and have 200 backups for each system.... IMO
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Old 03-04-2003, 03:38 PM   #5
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i buy so many games that i figure it's only fair when i get a couple for free
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Old 03-04-2003, 03:45 PM   #6
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In that case, they might as well bust Blockbuster and other video shops for game rentals. People don't buy games because of that too.
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Old 03-04-2003, 03:50 PM   #7
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In that case, they might as well bust Blockbuster and other video shops for game rentals. People don't buy games because of that too.
but at least blockbuster is getting permission from the game companies before renting the games out...
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Old 03-05-2003, 08:48 AM   #8
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and they buy the game in the first place.. and the people who rent never own it.. so its kinda like borrowing a game from a friend with a profitering middle man
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Old 03-05-2003, 05:51 PM   #9
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i buy so many games that i figure it's only fair when i get a couple for free
well i fall in that category too

But i guess that piracy is a natural response to overly charged products like videogames! If they were cheaper ppl would buy more
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