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Sony fights PS2 Mod Chips in Australia

In Australia Sony have launched a court case to oppose 'Mod Chips' that allow the Playstation 2 to play any-region DVD software but today the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has stepped into the Federal Court case to challenge the international agreement on regional coding of DVDs.

"It has described regional coding as an anti-competitive practice that disadvantages Australian consumers. The commission this morning announced it was intervening as 'a friend of the court' in an important Federal Court copyright case mounted by Sony Computer Entertainment Australia, "because it feared if Sony was successful consumers stood to lose money on PlayStation2 games purchased overseas at significantly cheaper prices by being denied the right to use them in Australia."

Read more about this interesting development at ZDNet.

Last updated: 19/04/2018 18:13:35

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