Accused Xbox 360 modder finds case pleasantly dismissed — Engadget

Accused Xbox 360 modder finds case pleasantly dismissed

The case of 28-year old CSU student Matthew Crippen has come and gone. Arrested last year on Digital Millennium Copyright Act violations — specifically, for modding Xbox 360s to enable them to play pirated games — federal prosecutor Allen Chiu announced on the third day of trial that the government was dropping its case against him “based on fairness and justice.”

Unfortunately it’s not really a positive ruling in favor of user rights; but at least it’s not a ruling in favor of stepping on them in favor of corporations!