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The new wave of tech piracy

Exhibit A: Chips that may allow Xbox hacking. Exhibit B: A CD that's a hit even before its official release. Also, Gateway CEO Ted Waitt isn't making any friends in Hollywood.

Meet Xtender, Enigma and Messiah--"mod chips" that promise to disable copy-protection features built into Microsoft's Xbox game machine. And say hello to Eminem's new CD, which was a hit even before its official release. Also, Gateway CEO Ted Waitt isn't making any friends in Hollywood.

Xbox hacking not for amateurs
The first add-ons that purportedly allow the console to play illegally copied game software have gone on sale, but analysts say they're unlikely to inspire a wave of copy infringement.
May 28, 2002

Eminem CD spotlights new piracy patterns
A database that can identify CDs placed into computer drives reveals that the rapper's new album was a hit before it officially went on sale.
May 28, 2002

Ted Waitt takes on Hollywood
newsmaker Gateway's CEO explains to News.com why the entertainment industry's position on CD burning and copyright protection should have gone out with the Ziegfeld Follies.
May 28, 2002