It could, if this article from dvd reviewer is anything to go by..... Modchip seller jailed for five months under DMCA posted at 06:21 A court case that might have serious implications for companies selling modchips for DVD players has seen an American seller jailed for five months and fined nearly $30,000. David Rocci sold modchips for Microsoft's Xbox console from the Isonews website, which was also seized by the government as part of the legal action. The modchips allow users to play games from any country (instead of only the country where the console was bought) and also play backup copies of games (on DVD-R or directly from the consoles hard drive). Mr Rocci was convicted under the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) which makes it illegal to distribute tools that bypass copyright controls on digital products. The court case has effectively ruled modchips for consoles illegal in the United States. The case could have serious implications for sellers of modchips for DVD players, which defeat the Region coding and often also remove Macrovision copy protection from players both considered to be bypassing of copyright controls by movie studios. In addition to his prison sentence, Mr Rocci will have to spent five months in home detention and be electronically tagged when he is released plenty of time for him to play his original American Xbox games... Very bad news indeed!