I thought this was interesting enough to comment on. See, there's a lot of things I would call 'fraudulent', but the Ripper isn't one of them. Making "clones", as we've seen in the Magic line, the Messiah line, and now the DUO line, is fraudulent... passing off knock-offs as the original.
Originally Posted by HypERSoniC
But that's not what the Ripper team has done. They've reversed-engineered other companyies' chips, and created their own line. While that makes them "copy-cats", it isn't fraudulent.
In any other business case, we would be discussing copyrights and trademarks. They don't exist in this line of work. And reverse-engineering is a way of life, in any and all business worldwide.
I would hope that having chips available like the Ripper would drive chip prices (of the originals) down to a reasonable level. Guess we'll see with the Ripper3.
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