Games Pirate Loses House, Car and $350K in Piracy Sentencing

A software pirate whose employer discovered his $700,000 counterfeit-games operation will spend the next 2 1/2 years in federal prison.

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rroded3760d ago (Edited 3760d ago )

"Bi's activity came to light when he sent a spreadsheet detailing the counterfeit sales to his email account with his employer, Nationwide Insurance"

might has well b telling Lamo you leaked US intel...

Seraphemz3760d ago

Wow! What an idiot....
Maybe he sent it by mistake....a very costly one.

NewMonday3759d ago

Kotaku sure know a lot about the piracy scene

Bobbykotickrulesz3759d ago (Edited 3759d ago )

Maybe it's because they're secretly pirates?

Maybe they sail around on ships singing songs about women and the sea?

Maybe not.

deafwing3759d ago

that bill makes my college debt look like a joke; good luck with that guy

pangitkqb3760d ago (Edited 3760d ago )

He deserves every bit of punishment and more. Stealing - because that is what pirating comes down to - is morally wrong. I wish the same to all software pirates.

As someone on Kotaku said, "Nationwide wasn't on his side."

specialguest3759d ago

Yes, stealing is morally wrong. Therefore you are immoral, because I know you've stolen before.

MidnytRain3759d ago (Edited 3759d ago )

I hope you know something about this guy that we don't, because assuming everyone has stolen something before, for whatever your reason may be, is close-minded and wrong. I've never stolen anything in a meaningful sense. I say "meaningful" because I've picked up pencils off of the ground that, while not mine, had next to no chance of finding their original owners; and it would be ludicrous to ask around for the owner of a random, identical pencil. It may as well serve its purpose to someone, rather than rot in a gutter. But I digress.

specialguest3758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

You too have stolen, and not even realized it. When you watch videos whether it be video games or something else that someone had uploaded without the original sources permission, you have technically part taken in the act of stealing.

Now don't flat out lie and tell me you've never watched video game clips on N4G that was hosted by a site that "stole" the clip from it's original source.

Bolts3759d ago

Maybe he emailed himself the spreadsheet to his work account by accident then those nosy bastards in IT turned him in. I can relate to his plight if thats the case. Because this one time I sent something to my work email by accident and man, I had to spend all day explaining to them that all those attachments it wasn't MY bestiality p0rn. It was David from accounting.

I'm glad I got that mess sorted out.

Silver3603759d ago

The really messed up thing is not that he got caught, but that at work you have no privacy. Once you walk through those doors they have the right to search you. You should never have a link to your work email. Never check on any side business at work. Use your cell phone to do any thing other than work at work. And never go through corporate servers.

Baka-akaB3759d ago

it's not messed up . It's work not your home . if you wanna keep your private things private , then do so .

ravinash3759d ago

Considering they are paying you to be there and do a job, I'm not surprised.
I'd kick your a$$ out to if I was paying you to do something and found you were spending the time doing things for your self.
plus those servers your sending the email through, work has to pay for those. so if you download something that has a virus on it, I'm sure the IT guys will not be happy with you.

Silver3603752d ago (Edited 3752d ago )

you are not getting the point. The point is that at work you no longer have any right to privacy. Even though you are trading your time and skill for their money. They get so much more from you that that. They pretty much own your intellect and creativity and make you no longer a human individual. They do not have enough money to pay for that from human beings. Oh and he was doing this from home and just made the mistake of emailing it to himself at work and the corporate IT caught the email and turned him in to law enforcement.

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jwk943760d ago

I'm slightly confused, can you get arrested for pirating movies but not distributing them to other people?

wwm0nkey3759d ago

When you sell them to others....thats when shit hits the fan.

creamsoda3759d ago

He's gonna be a butt pirate in prison. :P

An I don't think you can get arrested for pirating movies but you would get a hefty fine since its copyright material.

Shield3759d ago (Edited 3759d ago )


He's going to be like "Guard! Help! Argh, they is after me pirate booty!" ;-)

Focker4203759d ago

Thats why it says right on the movie that it is punishable by a $250,000 fine and/or 5 years in a federal prison. At least thats what it is here in the US.

Thecraft19893759d ago (Edited 3759d ago )

Its more like this

Sellers: that sell pirated movies games ect get f****d most of the time.

Uploaders: Sometimes get fucked not much as sellers

Pirates that just download: No one ever been charged for such a crime. letter system has started witch will give you 3 chances most ISP are protesting against this.

BLACKBOIJONES3759d ago (Edited 3759d ago )

:O 700K$ worth of pirate games.Damn, if he whould have sold all that he could have been rich for life if he is smart with money.I never wish jail for any body mostly my fellow gamers, But dont do the crime if u cant do the time.

IMO i think jail is not the right place for him, he is just a video game pirate.In jail they r people far worst than him that will turn him into a monster so when he comes out he will do more worst crimes.

ikkeweer3759d ago

Ehm, read again.
He did sell these games (for ten a pop).

DeleteThisxx3759d ago

He should go to prison, undoubtedly.

He won't be with serial killers, rapists, etc. Prisoners are separated by the severity and type of crime they commit.

The Meerkat3759d ago

I never pirate games. I'm guessing because I view them as good value for money.

But TV shows that I can't legally get in the UK. I have no problem with getting them from less than legal sites.

Varodor3759d ago

all on my pc is pirated software arrrr

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