Reply to post: Re: Goodbye FTDI

Chip company FTDI accused of bricking counterfeits again

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Re: Goodbye FTDI

"However, proactively destroying the customers equipment is at the very least rude, if no criminal."

Interesting point - not sure where I stand on this one, on one hand I can see where they are coming from but at the same time its likely not to be the end users fault...

I suppose at the end of the day its the same as buying any counterfeit goods if you buy a fake Rolex and take it into a Rolex shop to be serviced the odds are you're not getting it back, whether you knew it was fake or not.

Its a bit shit for the users, but at the end of the day they are using fake goods - knowingly or not - they really should be going back to their suppliers with this and demanding a new widget with a real chip.

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