Aussie NSMB Wii pirate suffers $AU1.5 million fine

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  1. nitrostemp

    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    now he must sell all of his blood to pay off the debt
     
  2. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

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    Even I could do that. [​IMG]

    On-topic: WOAH! A $1.5 million fine? holy shit!
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

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    Ouch, this hits close to home.

    Still, again, this is the whole thing. Uploading gets you fined, downloading really doesn't amount to anything.

    Well, I feel sorry for the guy. My hopes and wishes go out to him.
     
  4. antwill

    antwill Better Than You

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    Really wouldn't that all depend on the cirumstances? I'm sure being some guy named Bubba's bitch is not better than paying back money and maintaining your dignity a little.
     
  5. cosmiccinema

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    Supposedly Billy Mitchell is involved with this scandal.
     
  6. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

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    You totally wish.
     
  7. ChrisRX

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    Sorry but you did not hack anything, the software altered the wii, the hackers coded the software. All you did was run their software.
    Have a read of this. If you understand all of it, only then will you be allowed to call yourself a hacker. Until then, you are just a person who ran some software.
     
  8. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    LOL complete irony you have a bootleg windows xp as your avatar....

    as for the guy you have to feel sorry for him, 1.5 mil is a lot of mulla for something as petty as that, it sickens me that people who do animal cruelty get a much lesser fine than this guy on gba temp, how can that be moral? the whole law system is fucked imo, especially in the UK, you don't even have any human rights anymore!
     
  9. elmariachi

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    +1
     
  10. Gore

    Gore GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Korgsnutz's last post here is one from November of last year, expressing his regret for leaking a game.
     
  11. NakedFaerie

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    HAHAHAHAHA

    The last thing you want to do is give them proof you are the uploader.

    You are the one to blame for the $1.5mil bill. LOL
     
  12. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    His last post is from November 22th. His house was searched and his properties seized on November 23th.
    I guess he didn't log-in anymore here on the 'temp because he didn't have a computer anymore? [​IMG]
     
  13. Klarkykat

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    I can't get over some of the posts here. I just feel really bad for the guy. He didn't do anything out of badness. Sure he was a bit stupid doing what he did. But nintendo throwing a fine like this at him?

    Fuck sake. That shitty game wasn't even worth half of that. Nintendo are making millions upon millions off this. Yet they still need to make a few more by exemplifying some poor guy who uploaded a game for the first time. We all know pirating is illegal, but nintendo's actions on it don't help. There are other ways to combat pirating other than ruining peoples lives over it.
     
  14. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    it's now official nintendo are more bad-ass than m$ [​IMG]
     
  15. fryguy

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    On his profile it says: Last Seen: Today, 02:18 PM
     
  16. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    They came here?
    I don't know about that
    You don't need to come here to know it was KongsNutz...

    The title of this topic is wrong btw.
    KN is the only one who didn't pirate the game [​IMG]
     
  17. injected11

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    He settled out of court, meaning he ACCEPTED the $1.5 mil fine. Nintendo probably could have hit him harder, thus why he settled. Nintendo is selling tons of copies, proving its popularity, making it easy to argue that millions of others pirated it because of him, losing them a large chunk of change. You don't get far in a business if you let asshats walk all over you. The news article is most likely to make an example of the guy, to scare off timid pirates. People take free downloads for granted these days, and this is exactly why they shouldn't. Dude got what he had coming to him.
     
  18. iNFiNiTY

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    You must be pretty stupid to think Nintendo doesn't watch this site.
     
  19. crwys

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    I thought it was because he was first to upload the game, and leaked it? Thus the topic name.
     
  20. Pattonfiend67

    Pattonfiend67 You're F'ng Out!

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