Team Xecuter's Gary Bowser ordered to pay $10,000,000 fine in civil case

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Early last month, Team Xecuter's Gary Bowser pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking in circumvention devices and conspiracy to circumvent technological measures, resulting in a $4.5 million fine, destruction of property relating to Team Xecuter, and possible jail time. That plea deal was for his federal lawsuit, which is separate to the civil case filed against him by Nintendo of America. The final judgement for that suit came down today, hitting him with another $10 million fine, and ordering a permanent injunction against him from reactivating the Team Xecuter website or utilizing the SX OS, Gateway3DS, or similar brands in any way.

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He did leave the country, actually. He was extradited from the Dominican Republic I think
The stupidass should have just stayed put where they couldn't get him then. Like, how stupid was he? Especially to not remain anonymous? I couldn't imagine ever using my real name online, especially running a crime syndicate like he was.
 

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I know, right? I paid for this product and support for it should last for the duration of the product it was intended. Same shit happened to Gateway/Stargate when Luma prevailed.
Yeah let us have updates

Hopefully SXCORE will be compatible with AMS in the future without errors
 
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Russia is working on firewalling off the rest of the internet from the country. They just blocked TOR, and are sniping down VPNs so that they can run a 100% state controlled internet. Would be a hard place to conduct business out of.
They haven't blocked TOR - just the main site (for some RKN-related bullshittery), with software and mirrors still working fine. Same for most VPNs - it's a bit more inconvenient to access them, but they run perfectly well, including seemingly "restricted" ones.

That aside, our government does try to put some control on the internet, but Russian infrastructure and financing systems as a whole are still way too reliant on worldwide web, so it'll likely be years and decades until the actual China-like model may be implemented. The much bigger problem is that Nintendo of Russia also exists and clamps down on piracy products quite strictly, so it's not exactly a free pass on bootlegging shenanigans in the first place.
 
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Lol, 10 mil. how is he supposed to pay for that?
I would have probably just moved out of the country or end myself.
Lawsuits just go on your credit report if you don't pay. Not like you go to prison or anything. I mean a $10 million collections will destroy your credit for a lifetime, but still not worth ending your life over.

Anyway, kinda shitty how rooting Android phones or jailbreaking Apple products get DMCA exemptions, but modding game consoles aren't afforded the same treatment, when they all are done for the same purpose.
 

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Anyway, kinda shitty how rooting Android phones or jailbreaking Apple products get DMCA exemptions, but modding game consoles aren't afforded the same treatment, when they all are done for the same purpose.

Phones specifically are allowed because rooting is often necessary to unlock the handset to use with a sim from a different carrier, I think it was a move to try to just make them stop locking them.

Games consoles don't have sim cards.
 

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Wait, because I saw people happy about but I think someone miss understood.....

From my understanding this poor guy was fined for the total of 14.500.000 USD (in two different cases section) and I don't know even if he can afford such thing....but in the end, he can re-open the site where he was selling the Xecuter hardware where he is condemned. So, yes, he got this permission, but I don't think that he can work again on this hardware project to resell again, if he risk the same condemned for the selling hardware. It's like the site it's your but you cannot sell the hardware (at least to pay such big amount of money). I don't know , how the people can be even happy for him in this case....
 

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Nintendo is dumb, most people are now pirating Switch games on PC.

Yuzu has reached a state where even a low end computer can play Switch games properly. Now you can even upscaled it to 4K if you have a good PC and many games can be mod to run 60fps. It even supports the Joycons when bluetoothed to the PC.
 

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Person on a low end computer here, No.

How low end is your computer? Intel Celeron 266mhz with Nvidia Riva TNT?

My old laptop with MX250 gpu can run all the games with the latest Yuzu. You need mods to disable resolution scaling of the Switch games to get them running properly.
 
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