It will be back to the drawing board for console makers who have to re-think anti-piracy technology in consoles after the Australian government announced plans to pass amendments legalizing mod chips that circumvent certain kinds of anti-piracy technology.
Under the amendments, technologies which prevent the use of copyrighted material legally bought in a different geographic region will not have the benefit of anti-circumvention laws. Only those mod chips whose sole purpose is to thwart anti-piracy technology will be illegal.
The amendments are suspected to be passed this week. More coverage on this at Australian IT http://shorl.com/gejosepupredri