Kotaku Explores The Legalities Of Region Coding

Our post yesterday about when readers feel piracy is justified sparked a range of responses, but one of the most common reactions was "when I can't use a product because of region coding". Over on our sibling site Kotaku, editor Mark Serrels has an extensive exploration of the legal issues surrounding region coding in Australia which is well worth a read.

I suspect our more aware readers know that it's not illegal to modify a console solely to work around region restrctions, but in practice it's hard to find a modchip that doesn't also enable copied games to be played — and that kind of modification is illegal. But even that doesn't cover the complex legal ramifications, so hit Mark's article for the full story.

Mods Vs Lockers: Region Coding And The Legal Dilemma [Kotaku]


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