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A 27-year old man in Japan was arrested after he was caught attempting to sell modified Zelda: Breath of The Wild save files...Ichimin Sho was arrested on July 8 after he posted about modified save files for the Nintendo Switch version of Breath of The Wild. He posted his services onto an unspecified auction site, describing it as “the strongest software.” He would provide modded save files that would give the player improved in-game abilities and also items that were difficult to obtain were made available as requested by the customer. In his original listing, he reportedly was charging folks 3,500 yen (around $31 USD) for his service...Deputy Director Okazawa of the Cybercrime Countermeasures Division of the Niigata Prefectural Police asked folks to not create, sell or buy modified save data or software.

He wasn't selling bootleg copies of BoTW... but, apparently that ticked off Nintendo or something 💩


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9 minutes ago, fox said:

Good thing we have right to repair laws.  I’m sure apple would love to go after people jailbreaking iPhones.

Yup 🙂

I'm sure Apple and Microsoft would love to go after anyone and everyone... fortunately there's Ubuntu/Linux for the masses - and it's free 😁


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Actually, at the moment, we really don't have right to repair laws--there's a movement specifically moving to have those put down into law nationally, as well as state by state.  As for jailbreaking, the only reason that Apple isn't going after those folks (again) is that jailbreaking your own devices has been granted an exception under the DMCA at least a couple of times by the Librarian of Congress.  Unfortunately, exemptions need to be renewed by the Librarian every 3 years, otherwise they become subject to the DMCA again.  So far, the jailbreaking one has been upheld, but you never can tell when the winds will change on that one.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: 'It's time to recognize the right to repair'


In the United States, at least 27 states have deliberated legislation related to the topic this year, according to US PIRG, a coalition of state-based public interest research groups. The White House has also weighed in, with Press Secretary Jen Psaki noting this week that the US Department of Agriculture was looking into giving "farmers the right to repair their own equipment."
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It's messed up with what happens to farmers as I've casually followed that for years.  As much as their stuff costs compared to our iphones or whatever is sickening, and the fact they're banned from doing what should be common and easy repairs for themselves or at least a local trusted mechanic is crap.  How it has been allowed this long is nuts and needs to stop, but it needs to cover all items someone buys, such as apple devices.  The iphone 12 from my understanding has been locked down so you can't go to a place like Batteries plus and get repairs (nationally only one I know of that'll do on site same day repairs...frames, screens, speakers, boards, batteries, etc. for a very affordable price.)  It should be criminal to force people to go back to the maker, pay whatever trumped up value they think their magic device is worth in parts to fix, odds are expensive enough probably worth it to most to just upgrade (convenient no?)

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