modifying software to get it to work on different hardware
In Canada you have the right to modify software for the purpose of getting it to work on a computer system where it would not otherwise work. The copyright holder has no right to dictate to you how on what hardware you are allowed to execute the software.
Consequently, it is perfectly legal here to buy an ngage game and modify it to make it work on your 9500 phone.
The limitation, is that you have no right to make more than 1 copy of such modified version, and if you transfer your original copy to someone else, you have to delete all the modified versions. And if you transfer the modified version, you have to transfer the original copy with it.
This is absolutely legal. It is also fair to the copyright holder (since they get paid for their copy regardless of what machine it runs on (if any machine at all)).
Why would it be illegal to discuss perfectly legal and perfectly FAIR things to do with symbian software?
Nokia has a right to get upset when people commit copyright infringement, but modifying your non-infringing copies of software for strict compatability purposes is legit, legal, and the ability to do that would only increase demand for Nokia phones. So Nokia of all people should not be upset about it.
If Nokia actually bothered to sell 9500 versions of their ngage games then I could understand them wishing people would need to buy 2 copies. But they don't. So what is the big deal?
Downside to this argument that with a UK based site, it all goes through a UK court. That argument wouldn't stand up.
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