It wasn't so long ago that Sony successfully made modchips illegal in their PS2's - however their legal team must be full of very ambitious lawyers, considering that every DVD player Sony sells (in Australia) is region-free; hence breaching the official DVD patent. Modchips are now defined in the same general way as encryption technology in the law: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s116an.html Which is called Access Control Technological Protection Measure. If you care to read the above section of the copyright act in relation to ACTPM, you'll find that including regional-lockout is actually a legal licence to install a modchip. This is, I suppose, similar to BD+, and ICT; which would both appear to be legal to circumvent. You can clearly see that HD movies are included in the definition of "computer program": http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s47ab.html#computer_program This doesn't make all use of AnyDVD legal, after all it's not legal to back-up movies - but with that said, it is the pretence for defining a program such as AnyDVD legal under Australian law (even when Game Jackal may be illegal). The reason why this is, is that Game Jackal doesn't defeat either restrictions on regions; or on "compliance hardware" such as HDCP; which AnyDVD does do; GJ simply defeats a copy protection that does not infringe upon a customer's freedom to play legally imported products on their choice of hardware configurations. As previously mentioned all DVD players sold in Australia are region free; this is done without legal ramifications, and therefore one can reasonably contend that the circumvention of region coding does not breach the copyright act. I suppose I should note that despite all Sony's cases, Modchips are legal again; when used in the correct pretence. It's not legal to play back-ups, but it is legal to play legally imported games using modchips. Another interesting fact is that it may also be legal to create a back-up for the sole purpose of circumventing regional lockout; supposing your BD player only plays region "B" and you were to make a back-up copy of a region "A" movie so that you could play it on your region "B" player. Sony had tried to make modchips illegal on the basis that a copy of the computer program had to be put into digital memory (and argued this constituted an infringing copy); but in court this "in-between" stage was deemed necessary to play a non-infringing copy; and was not found to breach the copyright of the work. This of course would have to come before court to legally determine, and it may be that it would be determined that copying a BD to circumvent regional-lockout does indeed constitute creating an infringing copy. I'm also wondering if the Slysoft-Team has considered expanding their distribution base; after all not everyone has Visa, and not everyone wants to use their Visa card on the internet. Australia is one country in which importing movies and games is very popular; even though it can't be done in retail. I would certainly be interested in discussing these possibilities.