Has anyone ever been fined

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  1. gettogaara
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    gettogaara GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Just curious since I was reading an article about how this guy downloaded some music and got fined for a lot of money,has anyone ever been fined and is it possible that the game companys will ever start?
     
  2. screw_ball69

    screw_ball69 GBAtemp Regular

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    Yes that's why your not suppose to pirate games.
     
  3. solidsnake13

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    did you read the post? It was about downloading music, yes it is infered that the same thing could happen with games, but that is besides the point
     
  4. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Freshâ„¢

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    Actually that's exactly the point. It's illegal. They can fine you.
     
  5. elixirdream

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    since they could do this on music and i believe is whether they want to do the same for gaming industry [​IMG]
     
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    megawalk The Legendary SRW Addict

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    once some cops are on the spot i put on some dragonforce music and say "This is a brand-new nintendo media cartridge, the music was before the copyright issues"
    i never been fined for this though
     
  7. Fabis94

    Fabis94 Xbawx playa

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    In some countries you can, but in some the government simply doesn't care so there's nothing that can happen.
     
  8. Panzer Tacticer

    Panzer Tacticer veteran human

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    Has anyone ever been fined.

    The easy answer is yes.

    People have been fined for music plenty of times.

    Games is not so visible, but Nintendo has recently been beating up Japanese citizens for game piracy.
     
  9. gettogaara
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    gettogaara GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    No one in America or Europe have been fined yet have they?
     
  10. InuYasha

    InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

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    In most cases when it comes to music/games they go after the big fish aka sites that supply such things or people that share alot of it,if your worried about being fined then simply don't download anything illegal.....
     
  11. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Quite a few in fact. My best friends uncles brothers sisters dogs long distant cousin got life in jail for piracy.
     
  12. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    it actually happens quite frequently. just dont be stupid about it (i.e sell pirated stuff or use public trackers)
     
  13. budrow66

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    Um yes actually a few have been.
    Student Fined For Games
    Poor guy shoulda sold some PC equipment to pay for school.

    This is just strange.
    Crabs for copies lol

    But it has happened and will happen again. The more control the company looses over its products the steeper the fines.
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    I don't think the government will care if you make a few illegal copies of games, like a casual pirate.

    If you're renting out space in a storage facility and stacking it wall-to-wall with pirated copies of Transformers 2, on the other hand, you may just receive a hefty fine. I remember a few years back, around the time Revenge of the Sith came out, some guy got arrested for stockpiling bootleg copies of the movie.
     
  15. naglaro00

    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    Here in my country, like 6 years ago, there was a news report about finding a building that burns PS2 and Gamecube games. They even showed Donkey Kong on a DVD5. And that's the only time they mentioned games and pirates in one report.
     
  16. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

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    I got a C&D from paramount once. It was hilarious.
     
  17. Dragoon709

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    Anywhere there are games
    I got a C&D from an old ISP here once while downloading a Sims 1 expansion pack but that was all.
     
  18. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    I also got a C&D from my isp for Madea Goes to Jail. Of all things it had to be that movie. If you're using torrents get peer guardian and/or only use private trackers.
     
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    MAD_BOY Lazy bum

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    Duh, it's still legal here in NL to download things for personal use.