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Old 03-30-10, 07:56 AM   #1
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Some ****ing pirate copied the game code to Breach and was arrested after a developer saw him. This is a perfect example of how much respect these tools have for the industry and community. This is a public game convention for the fans and he abuses it.

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/03/30/br...est/#continued

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According to a representative for the company, the suspected thief managed to download some of the code and then run into the crowd after he was spotted. He was eventually apprehended in the large crowd and the game's code was found on his computer.
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"This guy had only succeeded in copying about 14MB to his laptop before our staff caught him,"
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The suspect spent four hours in jail, and his laptops, modded Xbox 360, modded PSP, modded DS and XMP3 were confiscated by police.
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Stephen Toulouse, director of policy and enforcement for Xbox Live, actually had an incident with the suspect earlier in the day during his panel "Enforcement on Xbox Live: Tales from the Din Part 2" (audible beginning at the 40:15 mark). During the Q&A section of the panel, the alleged thief asked if he could have his Gamertag unbanned. Toulouse asked him what he'd done, and he said that he'd played Forza 3 before release, which Toulouse told him he shouldn't have done. Toulouse was clear to point out during the panel that buying games early, from a retailer that breaks street date, and playing them online doesn't get Xbox Live players banned, but illegal pre-release play does. The suspect later admitted to Joystiq he illegally downloaded Forza 3 early.
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Old 03-30-10, 07:58 AM   #2
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Hope he gets some jail-time.
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Old 03-30-10, 08:00 AM   #3
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Kind of reminds me of what happened with Half Life 2.
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Old 03-30-10, 08:38 AM   #4
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Hope he gets some jail-time.
Hope he gets a life sentence!!! That elk ****er!111



He got what he deserved: public humiliation.
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Jail time is perhaps severe, though I would not argue against it if that ends up being what happens.

I would sentence him to a massive amount of community service and put him on probation where any illegal computer use would immediately put him in prison, then monitor him.
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Old 03-30-10, 10:23 AM   #6
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Jail time is perhaps severe, though I would not argue against it if that ends up being what happens.

I would sentence him to a massive amount of community service and put him on probation where any illegal computer use would immediately put him in prison, then monitor him.
He's a thief and thus deserves to be put in jail where he belongs. If this had been a car show and he had tried driving off in a Ferrari don't you think he would have been thrown in jail?
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He's a thief and thus deserves to be put in jail where he belongs. If this had been a car show and he had tried driving off in a Ferrari don't you think he would have been thrown in jail?
Given the huge sums of money involved this is more akin to trying to steal an f16 at an air show
(if they had stolen a multi-platform game on all platforms then manage to destroy all the code)
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Off with his head!

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He's a thief and thus deserves to be put in jail where he belongs. If this had been a car show and he had tried driving off in a Ferrari don't you think he would have been thrown in jail?
Here comes the Ferrari comparison.

Yes, the guy is a dirty thief. But extended jail time doesn't really fit the crime. They should charge him with as many things as possible. Then it's up to a judge to decide his fate.
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Old 03-30-10, 01:48 PM   #10
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Question: What the hell does them working with the military and U.S. intelligence have to do with a video game? They use similar parts of code or something?

Or are they collecting statistics on foreigners? I don't understand why he kept saying that. Besides, the guy was stealing the game, not the source code or anything, right? So I mean he would only have access to the compiled code.
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Ban him from computers for like 10 years. Just like that movie... What was it? Ya Ya Sisterhood?
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http://kotaku.com/5505341/suspected-...ief-on-the-lam

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A Boston court has issued an arrest warrant for the man detained by police Sunday for allegedly trying to copy the code for upcoming shooter Breach, Kotaku has learned.

Justin D. May, 20, failed to show for his arraignment this morning and an arrest warrant has been issued, Suffolk County District Attorney press secretary Jake Wark told Kotaku.
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May faces charges of larceny over $250 and buying, selling or receiving stolen trade secrets. May could face up to five years or a $25,000 fine on the first charge and up to five years or a $500 fine and imprisonment of up to two years on the second charge.
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Tractenberg said, May offered to give the arresting office $100 to "get me out of this."
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