Queenslander to pay Nintendo $1.5m for illegal uploading of New Super Mario Bros

A Queensland man will have to pay Nintendo $1.5 million in damages after illegally copying and uploading one of its new games to the internet ahead of its release, the gaming giant says.James Burt, 24, of Sinnamon Park in Queensland will pay Nintendo $1.5 million after an out-of-court settlement was struck to compensate the company for the loss of sales revenue.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/09/2814726.htm
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/james-burt-to-pay-nintendo-15m-for-illegal-uploading-of-new-super-mario-bros/story-e6frgakx-1225828434339
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/games/nintendo-pirate-to-pay-15m-20100209-np4i.htmlAlso see:Gamer to pay Nintendo $1.3 mln for illegal upload [AFP]
An Australian man has agreed to pay Nintendo 1.3 million US US dollars for illegally uploading a game to the Internet six days before its global release, the firm said Tuesday.Nintendo said it had settled the Federal Court action against the man who hacked into New Super Mario Bros. for the Wii gaming console and put it on the world wide web on November 6, 2009.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/gamer-to-pay-nintendo-13-mln-for-illegal-upload-20100209-nphs.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/gamer-to-pay-nintendo-13-mln-for-illegal-upload-20100209-nphs.html

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