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Man Fined $1.5 Million For Leaked Mario Game 287

Posted by Soulskill
from the sorry-about-your-luck dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A Queensland man will have to pay Nintendo $1.5 million in damages after illegally copying and uploading one of its recent games to the internet ahead of its release, the gaming giant says. Nintendo said the loss was caused when James Burt made New Super Mario Bros Wii available for illegal download a week ahead of its official Australian release in November of last year. Nintendo applied for and was granted a search order by the Federal Court, forcing Burt to disclose the whereabouts of all his computers, disks and electronic storage devices in November. He was also ordered to allow access, including passwords, to his social networking sites, email accounts and websites."

Comment: Re:This makes a lot of sense (Score 1) 567

by kdawgud (#29626707) Attached to: California Requests Stimulus Funding For Bullet Train
I had the joy of riding on the Deutsche Bahn ICE last month for the first time and I agree 100%. It was the one of the most convenient and comfortable public transportation systems I've ever ridden. It would be great if we had a similar alternative to flying here in the US. The incredible ease of boarding (no check-in, security) and connections (5 minute layovers!) left me in awe.

Vitamin C deficiency is apauling.

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