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The FSF's Campaign Against the Nintendo 3DS 187

Max Hyre writes "The Nintendo 3DS's terms of so-called service, and the even more grotesquely-misnamed privacy policy, make it clear that you are in the service of Nintendo. Specifically, anything you do, write, photograph, or otherwise generate with the 3DS is Nintendo's possession, for them to use however, whenever, and for as long as they want. On the other hand, if you do something they don't like, they're prepared to turn your device into a doorstop — and you gave them permission when you started using it. And if you have a child's best interests at heart, don't give it to anyone too young to know to never use her real name, type in an address or phone number, or take any personally-identifiable photos. They might, at best, end up in a Nintendo ad."
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The FSF's Campaign Against the Nintendo 3DS

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  • Hmm (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 18, 2011 @06:41AM (#36163866)

    Is there any way I could interpret this as Sony's fault?

  • Re:Hmm (Score:3, Funny)

    by WhirlwindMonk ( 1975382 ) on Wednesday May 18, 2011 @06:59AM (#36163946)
    Well, if Sony hadn't so royally screwed up it's security on the PS3 and the PSN, Nintendo wouldn't have felt the need to lock down their newest system this hard! They learned that the only way to stop people from hacking their consoles is to cause the consoles TO CATCH FIRE AND EXPLODE if you do something wrong. But they realized that might end badly, so they went with the next best option and just decided to brick the things. Sony, on the other hand, is trying to perfect localized disintegration technology for the PS4 so they can just vaporize it the moment it hears the words "Linux" or "GeoHot."
  • by migla ( 1099771 ) on Wednesday May 18, 2011 @07:44AM (#36164076)

    That's right. Extreme fundamentalist freedom- and democracy-mongers!

    They should take a little bit of fascism with their democracy, for a healthy balance... ;)

  • by mounthood ( 993037 ) on Wednesday May 18, 2011 @12:56PM (#36167806)

    DefectiveByDesign.org is run by the FSF You can read the tiny little letters at the bottom of the page.

    Or you can read the great big letters at the top of the page: "Defective by Design.org A campaign by the Free Software Foundation."

    Or you could view the source. :)

If graphics hackers are so smart, why can't they get the bugs out of fresh paint?