First Criminal Trial Over Game-Console Mod Chips Begins Tuesday

A Southern California man is set to go before a jury here Tuesday on criminal charges of violating copyright law by modifying Xbox 360 consoles to play pirated games.

In the first trial of its kind, defendant Matthew Crippen is charged with two counts of violating the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA. He faces a maximum three years in prison if convicted.

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Mystogan2790d ago

Damn! Three years!? This probably serves him right.