New XBox Dashboard prevents Linux install and allows Media controls from RIAA and MPAA

Vette73

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Like teh article says, there are laws against that. So the first person to sue will make some money and they will have to stop it. :)
 

dmcowen674

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Originally posted by: Marlin1975
Like teh article says, there are laws against that. So the first person to sue will make some money and they will have to stop it. :)

Oh boy, you haven't been paying attention.

See various threads in P&N on DMCA and RIAA issues.

 

jpeyton

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Originally posted by: Marlin1975
Like teh article says, there are laws against that. So the first person to sue will make some money and they will have to stop it. :)

Sue Microsoft? Who has that deathwish?
 

MovingTarget

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Grrrr.....I dont even have an XBox, but this pisses me off. Since when do comp companies or whatever get the right to alter the programming on hardware YOU buy without your consent? There ought to be laws against that that are enforced properly...
 

littleprince

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Originally posted by: MovingTarget
Grrrr.....I dont even have an XBox, but this pisses me off. Since when do comp companies or whatever get the right to alter the programming on hardware YOU buy without your consent? There ought to be laws against that that are enforced properly...

You give consent when you update....
Duh...