A software pirate whose employer discovered his $700,000 counterfeit-games operation will spend the next 2 1/2 years in federal prison.
"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...
Wow! What an idiot.... Maybe he sent it by mistake....a very costly one.
Kotaku sure know a lot about the piracy scene
Maybe it's because they're secretly pirates? Maybe they sail around on ships singing songs about women and the sea? Maybe not.
that bill makes my college debt look like a joke; good luck with that guy
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."
Yes, stealing is morally wrong. Therefore you are immoral, because I know you've stolen before.
@specialguest 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.
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.
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.
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.
it's not messed up . It's work not your home . if you wanna keep your private things private , then do so .
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.
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.
I'm slightly confused, can you get arrested for pirating movies but not distributing them to other people?
When you sell them to others....thats when shit hits the fan.
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.
LOL! He's going to be like "Guard! Help! Argh, they is after me pirate booty!" ;-)
Thats why it says right on the movie that it is punishable by a $250,000 fine and/or 5 years in a federal prison. At least thats what it is here in the US.
Its more like this Sellers: that sell pirated movies games ect get f****d most of the time. Uploaders: Sometimes get fucked not much as sellers Pirates that just download: No one ever been charged for such a crime. letter system has started witch will give you 3 chances most ISP are protesting against this.
:O 700K$ 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.
Ehm, read again. He did sell these games (for ten a pop).
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.
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.
all on my pc is pirated software arrrr
That's a lot of money.
I hate console pirates because they screw with the companies and we get screwed because of it movies, music, PC software i don't care about. They dont have a direct connection back to many people but is sony said this feature is taken to stop pirate then i am affected.
In other words you support PC pirates but console pirates are bad. Yeah that makes perfect sense.
when has a "PC pirate" cause you trouble from getting movies, pc software and music....NEVER. on the other hand people hacking consoles can directly affect everyone that owns a console.
when ? should we tell you about the magical adventures of assassin creed in DRM land .... Or about the joy of buying a cd (even if that was many years ago) to find out its unplayable on pc because they feared you'd rip it and pass it along ? The example are numerous , piracy is harmful to any medium and platform . The only positive outcome is usually force publishers to occupy a digital distribution platform they'd otherwise try their best to avoid and ignore (like comics and manga) .
Baka is right Because of pirates, a lot of legitimate pc consumers are getting the shaft right now. Some ubisoft games you can't even play without an internet connection always on. Which sucks if you have a laptop you like to take with you for gaming.
its a bit too much ?
This news pleases me. I wish the same fate for all the other pirates out there.
Dam...... and with all the games coming out in 2011 too...
I love ready stories of people busted for Piracy. LMAO
if they want catch us all then they need build many more prisons lololoarrrrrrr
Pirates are bad. Stupid pirates are bad, and funny. This guy is an idiot.
I dont see how someone could tattle tell and get someone put in prison. I mean the dude will get out of prisoon looking for blood. I dont try to get pirates in trouble. only criminals who affect people physically in real life.
release the guy its not that serious dammit
I just read about this case in greater detail. He was also sentenced to 2 years of supervision after his release, one of which is home confinement. That is not the best part though. He was sentenced to 416 months of community service. That is like 34 years. I love that.
Good, people like this deserve it.
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