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  1. #1 Legal question: A lawyer is required 
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    Is it legal to heavily modify a product and sell it as your own? Please post links to support your claims.
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    im not a lawyer but i dont think that it is legal but if you hard mod something soo unrecognizable you cant get caught
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    Well it's semi recognizable since I'm using the original hardware as the workhorse.
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    It depends.
    If you buy say 100 psps, modify them to your standards, then resell them, no. There is no copyright infringement, because you purchased the original device.
    but say you took a psp apart, and manufactured the button board the same, yes, this would be infringement.
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    I don't think thats legal unless you have the patent for it..

    Example, Nintendo Vs. 3rd party developer.
    Subject. the Wii remote...

    Supposly this 3rd party had the blue prints for a Wireless Motion Sensitive Remote in the shape of a rectangle... the Wii remote is a wireless motion sensitive controler that is the shape of a rectangle... the 3rd party Dev. went to court to sue Nintendo for stealing the Idea... the 3rd party lost a huge lawsuite because Nintendo patent the idea before it was even made. The 3rd Party Dev. didn't patent it because all they had done was came up with the idea for it... they never build it yet. go ahead and google it...

    so... I'd be very careful if to take something from someone and change it ALOT and say it's yours... thats very murky water... if you catch my drift.
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    Well I'm saying if I were to take an EEEPC laptop and put my conversion kit into it, can I sell the laptop tablet as a whole?
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    Its fine. basically it would just be like buying an EEEPC, upgrading the RAM and selling it on ebay. It has been modified in some way...

    The only way it would be illegal would be if you actually copied the EEEPC (i.e. built one from scratch) and sold it under a the name of an ASUS EEEPC.

    And if you have a patent on the kit, everything should be fine.


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    If you do it in China then no, its not illegal.
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    Like i said, if you BUY the laptops, modify them, then sell them, there is no infringement. You purchased the device from the company.
    If you copy something, and sell it as your own, then this would be against the law.
    But yes, if you are in china, then anything is legal, except talking out about your communist government
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    Don't claim it's yours. You don't see modded PSPs on eBay with different names saying the person selling it built the PSP themselves. They're PSPs that are modified.

    By the way, I doubt many lawyers visit this forum regularly, well, hopefully not.

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    ...If you do it in a country where copyright infringements are not an issue then you're good to go! Unless the company decides to hire a hit man >.>
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    Dude you're not going to get in trouble or v&
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