DS pirate sentenced to 12 months in prison


Pirates beware! A UK man was sentenced to 12 months of jail time for importing and planning to resell 26,500 R4 DS cartridges. While it is safe to say most pirates use a few less R4 cartridges than the aforementioned offender, pirates should take notice since this shows that authorities are cracking down on video game piracy more than they have in the past.

“Intellectual property theft is an important issue for the country’s video games industry ”“ as is protecting it,” said Michael Rawlinson, Director General of Entertainment and Leisure Software Publisher Association (ELSPA). “We will continue to work with the authorities to prosecute organised IP theft offenders.”

Planning on importing a few thousand R4 cartridges? You might want to rethink that purchase.