psx mod chips ok, aussie court rules
An Australian court has ruled that users of Sony's popular PlayStation video game have the legal right to modify the hardware to play imported and copyrighted games that the system is originally designed not to accept. The case involved an Australian man who installs a so-called "mod chips" on PlayStations.
PlayStation games come on a standard CD and can be copied with a CD burner. PlayStations contain circuitry that won't let them run copied games; however, mod chips are not hard to find. Citing piracy concerns, Sony said it is considering an appeal.