Aussie NSMB Wii pirate suffers $AU1.5 million fine

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  1. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 Dirty Weeb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    maybe we should have a disclaimer like some ROM SITE I WENT TO. *cough*

    in it...they mention about the bill clinton anti-piracy bill or something....but what is most important is that once you past this point...you have no legal powers...you cannot sue....maybe gbatemp should put that in its rule clause
     
  2. WildWon

    WildWon EXTERMINATE!

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    Not only for that, but NOW you want to blame the staff for NOT deleting something? Kinda rich. [​IMG] If people want to brag about something online, it's not our responsibility to save their ass. We are here to keep things flowing smoothly (as possible [​IMG]) and try to keep the air clean (free from smoke caused by flames *buh dum tss*)

    Stupid people will be stupid. It's not our place to try and stop em, just ask em not to do it so often [​IMG]

    PS: I'm not naming any one person as "stupid," this was a fully generalized statement.
     
  3. gisel213

    gisel213 GBAtemp Fan

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    Damn Straight I totally agree +1 WildWon
     
  4. VLinh

    VLinh GBAtemp Fan

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    That made my day hands down. You have to admit, their Wi-fi fails for Wii, doing nothing to improve it. They should of at least put Wi-fi into NSMB. I know the game was using the wii's full potiental. That is total BS, the graphics are the same as DS, and they couldnt at least put Wi-fi?
     
  5. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 Dirty Weeb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    full clause here >

    For controversial reasons, if you are affiliated with any government, ANTI-Piracy group or any other related group, or were formally a worker of one you CANNOT enter the download section, and CANNOT have access of its files. If you enter then you are not agreeing to these terms and you are violating code 431.322.12 of the Internet Privacy Act signed by Bill Clinton in 1995 and that you CANNOT threaten our ISP(s) or any person(s) or company storing these files, and CANNOT prosecute any person(s) affiliated with this site which includes family, friends or individuals who run or enter this website.

    a little late now for kongsnutz : /

    "I hope Nintendo's next console will have a good security like the ps3 or something"



    LOL the PS3 is hacked!

    NO SYSTEM IS SAFE! xD

    PS : 500th POST! [​IMG]
     
  6. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

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    That has nothing to do with kongsnutz or this situation at all. He lives in Australlia for one.


    US Laws don't mean squat there. But also that clause is to cover that website's ass (and is a shoddy job of it) not to protect users.
     
  7. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Fresh™

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    Your're an idiot. That act is phony.
     
  8. sfg

    sfg GBAtemp Regular

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    Full clause? Really?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Privacy_Act

    Maybe do some research next time?
     
  9. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

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    It's true that its not the staff's responsibility to babysit it's users, but this type of preventable stuff makes GBAtemp look like a bunch of warez kiddies. And brings a lot of attention negative attention here. But if thats the way the Admins want the site to be run then go for it.
     
  10. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 Dirty Weeb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    full clause IN THE WEBSITE.

    and I guess it does quite a shotty job of protecting it's users....


    because IT DOESN'T EXIST.
     
  11. SgtThom

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    To bad Sony barley make money of the hardware.
     
  12. iNFiNiTY

    iNFiNiTY GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    The site already lists pirate releases and allows discussion of using them illegally. I think you are posting on the wrong site if you want to complain about this.
     
  13. WildWon

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    There's all kinds of preventable actions that could have been done for all kinds of situations, but this falls into the "20/20 hind-site" category. Now, if GBAtemp were for Warez Kiddies, we wouldn't still be operating. We would have been closed down long ago, as has happened with many other sites. So it's obvious that the admins don't want that, and have done a good job of keeping it that way [​IMG]
     
  14. Nimbus

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    Probably being lazy.
    So what you're saying is that we exist in the grey area between legitimacy, and illegitimacy, right?
     
  15. p1ngpong

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    Well as much as I feel for kongsnutz and appreciate what he did, there should be a lesson here for everyone who wants to follow in his footsteps and dump games.

    Do not give into the doubters and feel obliged to prove them wrong, and do not try and make a claim to fame and rub what you did into the game publishers faces. At the end of the day he is solely responsible for what happened to him, nobody else is.

    Although kongsnutz's behaviour was questionable, and pretty reckless, many people here benefited from what he did. He however is the only person who has to pay the price for his actions, but that is the risk you take when you do what pretty much all of us do. Whether it be dumping or just downloading games and other copyrighted materials all of us are at risk. So you can criticize him, the sites he was affiliated with and be judgemental about all of this as much as you like, but just remember it could easily happen to any of you too.
     
  16. iNFiNiTY

    iNFiNiTY GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Theres no grey area, discussion is perfectly legal. If you post something self-incriminating its your responsibility.
     
  17. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    well said p1ngpong... its a risk he took... not our fault
     
  18. junker_man32

    junker_man32 Banned

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    hahaha..says alot about you gbatempers..................
     
  19. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Says a lot about you too. You're a GBAtemper, so I suggest you shut your pie hole and stop posting the same worthless thing over and over again. You did this a page or two ago. Clearly you're just a horrible troll.
     
  20. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    haha... fuck you
     
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