Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: how legal is...

  
  1. #1
    sillyzombie666 is offline -Hacks Neophyte
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    54
    Rep Power
    11

    Default how legal is...

    how legal is putting custom firmware on a psp. i keep being told its elegal to charge some one to put cfw on someones psp. now i know its elegal to give them downloaded umds / download umds your self hence why i use a psp pretty much just for home brew and emulators (i actually own a bunch of the nes , snes and n64 games i use on the psp)

    so pretty much i want to know how legal cfw is so if its not legal to load i can stop doing it, be cause no one is above the law.....covers bald spot


  2. #2
    ZiNgABuRgA's Avatar
    ZiNgABuRgA is offline Senior Member -Hacks Titan
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    4CHIN
    Posts
    11,044
    Rep Power
    26

    Default

    This is a bit of a grey area in law and would depend a lot on the law where you live as well. Primarily, the main illegal part of custom firmware would be if it can be argued that you are circumventing a copyright protection system.
    The distribution of the custom firmware installer itself is generally not considered illegal (though this depends on whether it can be argued as a tool to bypass copyright protection).

  3. #3
    sillyzombie666 is offline -Hacks Neophyte
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    54
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    ya thats my entire argument. usualy if some one asks me specifics of the umd use and what site to download them from i say sorry i can't help u.

    but like today i was helping a guy n got some old nintendo goodies mortal combat and then 2 nes games STILL IN BOX, but the whole time i was paranoid like it was an under cover cop

    next on spike, PSP CSI

  4. #4
    wh1tef@ng is offline -Hacks Titan
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    hell!!
    Posts
    3,983
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Dark Alex said that although his work makes piracy easier because it enabled PSP owners to play copied games, this was not his responsibility.

    "I think it is up to users to make the correct decisions about how to use my software," he said.

    "I believe in the presumption of innocence, unlike the media companies."

    There were many quite legitimate reasons why you might want to copy a game you own from its original disk, Dark Alex said.

    "You can transport a number of games on a single memory stick, which is very convenient, and the games actually load faster. And most important for me, these games can actually be modified, allowing users to customise their games," he said.

    "I've seen great things done in this area, like people changing the music of games, or making full translations into their own language."
    3 necessary things to do to be fit everyday
    Sleep
    Eat
    Xercise

  5. #5
    ZiNgABuRgA's Avatar
    ZiNgABuRgA is offline Senior Member -Hacks Titan
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    4CHIN
    Posts
    11,044
    Rep Power
    26

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sillyzombie666 View Post
    ya thats my entire argument. usualy if some one asks me specifics of the umd use and what site to download them from i say sorry i can't help u.

    but like today i was helping a guy n got some old nintendo goodies mortal combat and then 2 nes games STILL IN BOX, but the whole time i was paranoid like it was an under cover cop

    next on spike, PSP CSI
    My general advice is to use responsibly. Many of these things are governed by "fair use" (does depend on where you live) - for example, copying music onto an MP3 player can be considered a violation of copyright, yet MP3 players are legal devices (and popular too).

    From a personal perspective, installing custom firmware is fine, especially if you don't use it to violate copyright.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •