Italian court ruled that modchips still be illegal




The Italian court has given Nintendo in a similar lawsuit it filed against the company PC Box. PC Box manufactures modchips for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS lets users homebrewsoftware, but also illegal copies of games to play.

The Italian court doubted the legality of modchips Milan’s Box PC because hardware for both legal and illegal purposes can be used. When asked the European Court of Justice in an advisory that modchips are not necessarily in conflict with the law and that depends on how the modchips are used in practice. If the modchips are a distortion of the market for legal games, then they could reasonably be labeled as illegal. The final verdict of the Italian court was still self-sheets, which is now so happened.

“Nintendo is pleased with the fact that this statement fits lawsuits in countries like Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and the UK,” the company said in a response, writes Ars Technica. In the Netherlands, the same sentence several years ago felled. It is now illegal to sell in Italy modchips and parties that do that, jailing and damages may be imposed.


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