Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Opera VPN App For Android Released
Microsoft Provides Glimpse Of 24-core Processor For HoloLens
Nvidia Unveils Parker, The Latest SOC For Autonomous Vehicles
Toshiba to Implement Eyefi Connected Features in Next FlashAir SD Cards
LG Unveils New Bluetooth Portable Speakers
Android 7.0 Nougat Released For Nexus Devices And LG V20
Sony To Launch Two New PS4 Models Next Month
Samsung To Announce Refurbished Smartphone Program
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Major U...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, February 18, 2008
Major UK Chipping Operation Blitzed


A raid at a house in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire has resulted in the prosecution of a man who has allegedly been making money through modifying consoles using circumvention devices, also known as 'chipping'.

The warrant for the raid under powers provided by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 was carried out in January by plain clothes officers from Staffordshire County Council Trading Standards in partnership with Staffordshire Police at a trade premises. The building had proven difficult to gain entry to due to there being no obvious entrance.

A large quantity of video game console circumnavigation devices ('chips') were recovered together with 20 Microsoft Xbox 360 and four Nintendo Wii consoles. This had followed months of investigations by Staffordshire Trading Standards and several test purchases undertaken by ELSPA (the Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association) IP Crime Unit investigators. One of the test purchase involved sending off a regular Xbox 360 to be chipped and the other the purchase of a pre-chipped Wii.

Besides the consoles, 200 chips and two PCs were also seized and forwarded to ELSPA experts for forensic examination.


Previous
Next
It's Official: Toshiba Announces Discontinuation of HD DVD Businesses        All News        S3 GPU with DirectX 10.1, Blu-ray Support
Microsoft to Give Development Tools to Students     General Computing News      Thoma Cressey Bravo to Acquire Macrovision's Software Business

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Expands The Xbox Wireless Ecosystem With New PCs And Accessories
Microsoft's Xbox One S Costs $324 To Build
The Xbox Summer Update Starts Rolling Out
Microsoft slashes Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One Prices
Xbox One S Arrives August 2
Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle Is The First Custom Xbox One S
Microsoft Says Scorpio System will Not Offer Higher Frame Rates With Xbox One Games
Microsoft at E3 2016
Xbox Live Gold Members Can Play All Games in EA Access for Free; Xbox One DVR Feature Postponed
Xbox Summer Update Brings New Content, Cortana Integration
Microsoft Discontinues The Xbox 360
PlayStation 4 Continues To Outsell The Xbox One

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .