Via The Wiire: "Anaheim, California resident Matthew Crippen faces federal charges for illegally modifying various game systems in order to play pirated video games, reports the Associated Press.
Crippen, a 27-year-old California State University student has been arrested for violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act when modifying his Xbox, Playstation, and Wii game consoles. He was released Monday after posting a $5,000 bond, but may find 10 years in prison if he is convicted.
...Many assume that the main draw for piracy in the games industry are the creation and distribution of video game copies. Rather, it seems, modification of game consoles themselves, and giving players the ability to play these pirated games is proving just as illegal."