ESA Altered Wikipedia Entries on Mod Chips, Abandonware

GamePolitics has learned that the ESA, the trade organization representing U.S. video game publishers, altered the Wikipedia entry pertaining to mod chips in August, 2006 and again in April, 2007.

In one paragraph, someone at ESA deleted a nuanced discussion of mod chip legality, replacing it with a flat assertion that mod chips are illegal.

Less than a minute later, a lengthy section on the positive uses of mod chips was deleted, as was a notation that the US Supreme Court has not yet dealt with the DMCA.

Finally, a sentence stating that mod chips are legal in Australia was removed.

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TnS4050d ago

Everyone is altering Wikipedia...

MK_Red4050d ago

OMG "First EA, now ESA" I just wanted to type that. :)

MK_Red4050d ago

While ESA wants to somehow fight the piracy this way (Good intentions!?) its still a bad and wrong thing to do it this way.

By doing so, they showed that they are as sh*tty as EA. (Hey, they are, they have only a S more than EA. EA -> E(S)A -> ESA)