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Xbox modding trial.
« on: December 01, 2010, 11:18:19 am »
Xbox-Modding Judge Berates Prosecution, Puts Trial on Hold
December 1, 2010
 
LOS ANGELES — Opening statements in the first-of-its kind Xbox 360 criminal hacking trial were delayed here Wednesday after a federal judge unleashed a 30-minute tirade at prosecutors in open court, saying he had “serious concerns about the government’s case.”

“I really don’t understand what we’re doing here,” U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez roared from the bench.

Gutierrez slammed the prosecution over everything from alleged unlawful behavior by government witnesses, to proposed jury instructions harmful to the defense. When the verbal assault finally subsided, federal prosecutors asked for a recess to determine whether they would offer the defendant a deal, dismiss or move forward with the case that was slated to become the first jury trial of its type. A jury was seated Tuesday.

Complete story---> http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/xbox-judge-riled/

Additional story---> http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/01/5563063-xbox-modding-trial-on-hold-after-judge-berates-prosecution?gt1=43001

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Re: Xbox modding trial.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 01:18:15 am »
At first I didn't understand this story but I realized after that this guy was selling the Xboxes for profit which I think was the wrong part. Modding your xbox itself should not be illegal though. What's yours is yours.