Nearly 5 years later!
Department of Justice announced indictments against ten individuals subject of a 2007 raid targeting alleged video game console mod chip suppliers and sellers!!
Back in 2007, Federal agents carried out a series of raids against individuals and businesses in 16 US states as part of an investigation into the distribution and sale of mod chips. This one was dubbed "Operation Tangled Web". This is a little background:
Well, now, nearly five years later, Department of Justice announced indictments against ten of those alleged video game console mod chip suppliers.
Little is know about the charges and sentences, but this is what was brought up:
Of course, defenders note that console mod chips have extensive legal uses as well...
We will have to follow closely the development of these cases in the upcoming days!
NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ohn/news/10april2012_2.html
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/...esult-in-indictments-nearly-5-years-later.ars
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for writing up this news story for us!