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Canadian Game Industry Seeks to Jail Pirates, Targets Mod-chips

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287w ago - The [Register or Login to view links] is calling for tougher copyright laws in the country, including jail time for pirates and the criminalization of mod-chips.

To quote: A bill modeled after the [Register or Login to view links] in the U.S. was introduced in Canada last year but died before it could be passed when the government called an election.

Grassroots resistance to the bill was strong, with critics claiming it was overly restrictive and would leave individual citizens exposed to huge fines. Nonetheless, Parr called for similar legislation to be introduced "as soon as possible."

Among the changes called for by the ESAC is the right for the [Register or Login to view links] - what used to be called Customs - to seize goods they know to be pirated, something they cannot currently do without a court order, as well as stronger penalties, including jail time, for intellectual property crime and the outlawing of mod chips. "In Canada,...
 

New Nintendo Wii Drive Revision Blocks Current Wii Mod-chips

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306w ago - The Internet is buzzing with multiple reports that there is a new Nintendo Wii revision which blocks all current Wii mod-chips.

Apparently, the drive controller chip has been completely removed and Nintendo has combined the older D1A and driver controller chip into one which is called the GC2-D3.

Therefore, a big space has been left on the motherboard (pictured below) where it used to sit. More pictures and analysis is available at CNGBA (linked above), and to quote via rough translation:

In December 2008 the first major Wii platform, which is available in the market the latest version of the Wii console has been great changes have taken place in-house. The original D2x with the master chip at the bottom of the D1A into one chip, into a GC2-D3!

This means that all direct-reading all the chips can not be directly used in the new version of the Wii console on. Hackers have also re-examine the GC2-D3-chip pin definitions, and then modify targeted direct reading of the bridge chip approach.

We speculated that the new version of the Wii is currently using only soft approach to achieve the break to read CD-ROM version of the D (soft-mod on the situation detailed HERE).

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