Skip to comments.Men Face criminal charge for Xbox Tampering
Posted on 12/21/2005 12:39:30 AM PST by CAWats
Men Face criminal charge for Xbox Tampering
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:45 PM ET168
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged three men with copyright infringement for selling modified Xbox consoles that enabled the original video game machine from Microsoft Corp. to play pirated games.
The criminal complaint filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday named ACME Game Store co-owners Jason Jones, 34, and Jonathan Bryant, 44, as well as Pei "Patrick" Cai, 32.
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Isn't that how Bill Gates got his start?
if the buyer knows.. is there a crime here?
besides subborning pirating?
And China too?
His start came with his co-inventing the harddisk operating system. Before Gates, there was only tape. :-)
Gates contracted with IBM to manufacture his product. IBM held steadfast to it's design patent after Gates wanted to outsource the exclusives he gave IBM.
Simple response to your statement..... Cart before horse. :-)
He did so by selling a product which he did not yet have. He then approached several operating system designers. One of them sold him Quick and Dirty Operating System, which Bill renamed MSDOS.
He got the money from two places. One was his daddy, an Intellectual Property lawyer and also from sales of his BASIC compiler, which he got by stealing the work of others.
There are a couple of sad points to this. One, he was turned down by the creator of CP/M, which was a pretty good operating system compared to the kludge which was QDOS. Second, he wasn't tossed in jail for his antics. People who get away with crimes like theft and fraud generally go on to perpetuate larger thefts and frauds.
"People who get away with crimes like theft and fraud generally go on to perpetuate larger thefts and frauds."
And CP/M ... and Linux ... and System 32 ... and ...
Gates is a piece of work like no other.
A liar, a thief and a socialist. But I repeat myself.
A rat, by any other name, is still a democrat. :-)
Agent Smith will be here shortly. Mr. JoeSixPack1.
We have all the terrorists now in custody? That would be the only explanation as to why the feds are wasting their time on something like this.
"A liar, a thief and a socialist."
I'll bite! I get your argument for the liar and theif bit. 'Socialist'? I get the impression I'll be inviting you to jump on your hobby horse soap box here but, it is Christmas, so go on...... why a 'socialist'?
Why? Because he is giving away billions of dollars to save some of the suffering this planet offers to its denizens?
"A liar, a thief, and a Socialist," ...and Time's "Man of the Year. If you steal enough and ruin enough competitors so that you can give an infinitesimal fraction of the loot to liberal causes, you can buy honors like that in this evil world.
It was the reference to architecture, right??? :-(
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