Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

College Student Charged with Modding Gaming Consoles


Sponsored Links
267w ago - According to CBS11tv.com (linked above), a southern California college student has been arrested on allegations of bypassing the DMCA by installing modchips into consoles.

The federal charges stated that he illegally modified video game consoles to enable the machines to play pirated video games, to quote:

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 27-year-old Matthew Crippen was released Monday night after posting $5,000 bond.

The California State University, Fullerton student who lives in Anaheim is accused of modifying Xbox, PlayStation and Wii consoles in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents got a tip from the Entertainment Software Association and searched Crippen's home in May. He was indicted on two counts by a federal grand jury. Crippen faces 10 years in prison if convicted and is scheduled for arraignment on Aug. 10.



Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene updates and homebrew releases!

Comments 15 Comments - Go to Forum Thread »

• Please Register at PS3News.com or Login to make comments on Site News articles. Thanks!

Preceptor's Avatar
#5 - Preceptor - 267w ago
So you don't have the freedom to do whatever you want with the console you BOUGHT and the modchip you ALSO BOUGHT? Using pirated games is illegal but it is ridiculous to make something as modding your own console illegal. You have the right to run homebrews in your own console, and if a guy makes it possible he is charged?

It's like paying for the engineers incompetence in making an unhackable security system...

shummyr's Avatar
#4 - shummyr - 267w ago
Quote Originally Posted by semitope View Post
Its gonna only get worse! lol. I complain about DRM all the time and i dont see them letting up soon. Freedom my ass, free as long as the powerful companies are happy...

Theres news of another student being charged for thousands for downloading a CD...

We all must do our part to keep the rich fat guy on top happy!


Quote Originally Posted by wiriche View Post
Yeah! Its gonna only get worse! lol.


yea aint that the truth, and i hate drm with a passion.

wiriche's Avatar
#3 - wiriche - 267w ago
Yeah! Its gonna only get worse! lol.

semitope's Avatar
#2 - semitope - 267w ago
Its gonna only get worse! lol. I complain about DRM all the time and i dont see them letting up soon. Freedom my ass, free as long as the powerful companies are happy...

Theres news of another student being charged for thousands for downloading a CD...

We all must do our part to keep the rich fat guy on top happy!

shummyr's Avatar
#1 - shummyr - 267w ago
this is messed up.. the only time i thought they could complain about modding was if you were selling bootleg games.

this is a freakin joke.

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links







Advertising - Affiliates - Contact Us - PS3 Downloads - Privacy Statement - Site Rules - Top - © 2014 PlayStation 3 News