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NVIDIA threatens website with legal action

Discussion in 'News' started by W1zzard, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    The nice lawyers at NVIDIA were kinda upset with NGOHQ publishing an SLI Patch for all motherboards (which is just a repackaged version initially made by ASRock).

    Apparently the big issue is that NGOHQ used the SLI Trademark to "to circumvent NVIDIA's measures to protect its copyrights.".

    Read the whole story at NGOHQ

    Source: NGOHQ
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    Does Nvidia want its users to hate them?
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    yeah...either that or they're real desperate for money to fund the new G71 lol. or maybe that SLI patch has something offending one of their partners making things too complicated lol. I bet that patch would still be up if they had remembered the various copyrights lol
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    I don't think nVidia can actually do this with the law behind them. All you are doing is utilising third party software in conjunction with hardware you now own. Just like microsoft couldn't stop you using linux on an xbox if you used a homebrew bios - nobody is braking the law here, and so all they would need to do is acknowledge the copyright holders as far as the SLi trademark goes, and then they should be 100% scot free...
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    Very well said, and I'd have to agree with you.

    If I were NGOHQ, I would assure Nvidia that their SLI trademark or any other trademark of theirs was not being used anymore, and I'd continue to release that software. :D
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    seems a little extreme....
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    Total bs... what chipsets does this patch work with?
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    touche :p

    added a followup letter suggestion to that thread :p
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    I'm assuming the intel 975x - I've read articles on the few 975x boards out there, and SLI will not work - Gigabyte even ships their board with an SLI Bridge but doesn't do any good! NVidia simply won't write drivers to support it... assume in fear of losing NForce chipset sales. It's a thinly vieled attemp at protecting market share and yes, bound to make them lose graphics card sales. Hell, I now have the urge to but the Gigabyte board and two X1K series graphics cards - ATI Crossfire works fine on 975x boards!
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    Nvidia are a bunch of greedy bastards

    Nvidia are a bunch of greedy bastards, and their nforce drivers suck....... Nvidia customers should start to boycott their products and buy from their rival ATI. Nvidia can't even produce enough quantity of their product; we are the ones that should be complaining... Once I get a copy of that SLI patch, I’ll distribute from multiple T3 connections.... Teach their ass......
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    you can just download it off ngohq.com
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    Sign me up!

    I agree with onpoint101!
    This clinches it for me.
    I have two Motherboards based on the ULI chipset and they are wonderful.
    (Both AsRock 939 Dual SATA II)
    I have an A8N-SLI Premium Asus board based on the Nvidia Nforce 4 chipset.
    I can't say the board is faulty, it is not. But I have had more quirks and issues with it than any other board based on an Intel chipset I had before.
    Also the two two ULI boards...rock solid.
    Nvidia bought ULI to corner the market, steal the technology and eventually shut em down.
    Plain and simple.
    Anyone remember 3DFX. Take a page from that book and you will see what is going on here.
    Boycott Nvidia and let one hundred other people know just how they are treating their customers.
    Vote with your wallet!!
    :mad:
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    You da man ...You da man..... You da man:toast:
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    Wow I smell grass roots - or maybe that's someone smoking grass? NVidia realizes that they have the crown with SLI right now and they will play that card to protect their NForce market share - albeit in a shitty fashion, denying SLI to anyone except an NForce owner. Will it lead to thier demise? I certainly hope us consumers have something to say about it.

    I refuse to buy anything but an intel based board - I've just had too much good luck with all of them. And that means I will never buy SLI, therefore I will never buy NVidia. - I guess they just totally lost a customer! :nutkick:

    Ok I was an ATI fan anyway!!!:toast:
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    RIP ULi :shadedshu

    I cant stand Intel, or even Nvidia now. Looks like my next mobo will be an ATI chipset.
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    I'll second that motion!!!!
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    Once something is out on the net, they should know its impossible to stuff the genie back in the bottle.
    It will be hosted from an underground bunker in Antarctica if it has to be,
    but its never going to go completely away.
    The more they push the sooner it will be seeded as a bittorrent far and wide.

    As Regeneration pointed out the right way to decrease its prominence would have been friendly PR.
    What they have now is a sh1tstorm that will just grow the harder they push.

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