This is quite interesting. This has been a practice for some time if I recall. I don't know if this changes much of anything though.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 08:03 PM
Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:29 PM
As long as the console is not taken apart to reverse engineer it here in the States then taking apart any console is not illegal.
Reverse engineering has always been legal, even of a competitor's product! Most of the pitfalls actually involve potentially violating copyright rather than the reverse engineering itself. See Compaq reversing the IBM BIOS chip (who did it the right way) and Atari vs Nintendo (who did it the wrong way, by deceiving the USPTO).
There's a really great chapter on the subject in: https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/1593270291
Edited by dgrubb, 11 April 2018 - 10:35 PM.
Posted 11 April 2018 - 11:08 PM
Actually, removing that tag has always been OK to remove once you buy it and it is in your home. Lol. Those come off first thing in my house. They are so annoying.
So is it ok to rip the tag off my mattress now?
Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:16 AM
Some of the last 7800s I had coming out of Atari had warranty void stickers over all of the screws. They were papery and seemed somewhat cheap and tacky compared to NES, SMS and TG16.
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