Well, who wouldn’t? Earlier this week Sony won their court ruling appeal against the court’s decision to allow MOD-chips and similar methods that used to bypass protections of console games. This makes MOD-chips illegal in Australia.
However, yesterday, the Federal Court upheld Sony's appeal against the decision, and ordered that the company be awarded legal costs. The chips are now illegal. The decision comes as a blow to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which intervened in the orginal case to argue in favour of upholding the chips' legality.ZDNet.com.au
Now however, the The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised it’s voice against the recent court ruling.
The ACCC believes region coding is detrimental to consumers as it severely limits their choice and, in some cases, access to competitively priced goods," said the new ACCC chairman, Graeme Samuel. "The ACCC is disappointed that technology which can overcome these unfair restrictions will not be generally available for consumers' use.Actually the region coding is not the worst feature of game console original games. The expensive game discs receive heavy usage, lot of swapping in and out from the device possibly in daily basis. And many of the console gamers are small kids, often carelessly handling the valuable discs. The consumers should have their fundamental right to make a backup in order to protect their property.