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Random observation of forum COC vs LTT content

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just a random observation, but i have noticed that the forum forbids speaking in much detail about hackintoshes, emulation, and other legal grey areas(not really a place i would talk of such things anyhow, and never had myself). but LTT has videos on those exact things, both a hackintosh and a MAME arcade cabinet,while i understand why( it's easier to just blanket not allowing the topics then deal with the individual legality of each topic posted, something pretty hard to do and time consuming, and have to deal with dmca requests with even legal topics) it still seems slightly hypocritical, but thats just observation, and like i said i do understand why

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LTT has videos that keep within certain bounds.

The forums, on the other hand, well, they tend to go further into the shady areas of Hackintoshing and emulation in general.


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It's not that we can't talk about it here on the forums.

 

It's just that explicitly telling someone how to (sometimes illegally) get something, and to get it working, that is something that's not allowed here on the forums.

 

Much of it is part of a big gray zone, that is why some try not to bring it up what-so-ever.

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Yeah, I think the difference lays within:

 

"Hey, look at this Hackintosh that I built, it's super cool" and "Hey, look at this Hackintosh that I built, it's super cool. Here is EXACTLY how I sourced the parts, built it and made it go with step by step instructions, links and prices"

 

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The hackingtosh video was made before it became against Apple's TOS.

So that would explain that.

 

The MAME video is less easy to defend, just as the removing warranty void if removed sticker video is hard to defend. Those sort of subjects would be locked here in an hour, but that is also because the forum just likes to play it safe 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 hours ago, Minibois said:

The hackingtosh video was made before it became against Apple's TOS.

So that would explain that.

 

The MAME video is less easy to defend, just as the removing warranty void if removed sticker video is hard to defend. Those sort of subjects would be locked here in an hour, but that is also because the forum just likes to play it safe 

apple has always had none apple hardware as against tos, but as a said i understand why the forum is different 

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On 31/08/2017 at 4:30 AM, hoodyracoon said:

Just a random observation, but i have noticed that the forum forbids speaking in much detail about hackintoshes, emulation, and other legal grey areas(not really a place i would talk of such things anyhow, and never had myself). but LTT has videos on those exact things, both a hackintosh and a MAME arcade cabinet,while i understand why( it's easier to just blanket not allowing the topics then deal with the individual legality of each topic posted, something pretty hard to do and time consuming, and have to deal with dmca requests with even legal topics) it still seems slightly hypocritical, but thats just observation, and like i said i do understand why

The short answer is this:

 

LMG (Linus Media Group, the actual company) operates from Canada. They have to abide by Canadian Laws.

 

The LTT forums, while operated by a Canadian Company, is physically located in the US. Therefore, they have to abide by Canadian and American Laws.

 

Apple can get kind of pushy when it comes to Hackintosh stuff. LMG is legally liable for when a user posts something that is "technically" illegal. If they moderate that content and lock/delete as it comes up? No problem. If they ignore it and let people post stuff, and then Apple goes after them? They're liable and could get sued.

 

They're basically covering their asses. Unfortunate, but there's not much we can do about it.


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On 31/08/2017 at 6:21 AM, Minibois said:

The hackingtosh video was made before it became against Apple's TOS.

So that would explain that.

 

The MAME video is less easy to defend, just as the removing warranty void if removed sticker video is hard to defend. Those sort of subjects would be locked here in an hour, but that is also because the forum just likes to play it safe 

Technically a "Warranty void if removed" sticker is total BS. Not worth a damn thing legally. They can put the sticker there all they want, but they still have to service your item unless you physically broke it or something. The sticker being gone is not enough to legally void a warranty.

 

With that in mind, the company would likely still try and screw you out of the warranty, and you'd probably have to take them to court - but you would win.


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its okay to talk about stuff like that in a very broad sense, it becomes and issue when people start asking for help on doing it, or creating guides about it.


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