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Nintendo counterfeiter makes $962,000 in illegal sales, faces jail time

Nintendo's ever-vigilant quest against piracy continues, as Justin Success Brooks of the United Kingdom has been charged with the fraudulent sale of counterfeit Nintendo games, according to the Croydon Guardian. The 41-year-old man was caught in an investigation conducted by Nintendo and the UK...

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Report: Ubisoft, Atari, many other publishers requesting payment from German pirates

Someone in Germany -- perhaps even some people -- illegally pirated a copy of Prison Break: The Conspiracy. Hard to believe as it may be, it appears to be the case according to TorrentFreak, who delved into German public records looking for game publishers who have employed German law to track...

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Report: Crysis 2 is the most pirated game of 2011

Who pillaged the most booty in 2011? Which vessel had the most ornate mast? ... Wait, we've got it all wrong -- these aren't the pirate pirate awards for 2011, they're the most pirated games of the year. Can you guess which game took top ... um ... "honors?" TorrentFreak has tossed out some...

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French court bans DS 'game copier' devices

Nearly two years after French courts ruled in favor of Nintendo DS flash cartridge sellers, it appears that prosecutors have won their appeal. The Paris Court of Appeals has ruled against Divineo and five other companies responsible for selling devices similar to the R4, which allow users to run...

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Crysis 2 build including multiplayer reportedly leaked

You hate to see it happen: a game is on the verge of launching and those scurvy pirates manage to get their hands on an illegal copy or some leaked code. The latest affected is Crysis 2 -- a near-final build including multiplayer is currently floating around the most unsavory areas of the internet....

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Nintendo files lawsuit against NY seller of 'illegal video game copiers'

Nintendo has fired yet another volley in its war on video game piracy, this time against a Queens, New York-based seller of "illegal video game copiers." Nintendo has filed suit against the owner of NXPGAME, which presided over a website that sold "illegal video game copiers that enable the user to...

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Nintendo wins R4 piracy suit in Australia: Pay up, pirates!

Nintendo's march against the R4 mod cartridge for the DS rolls on this week, as the company has won a lawsuit against an Australian distributor of the now-illegal device, according to iTNews. RSJ IT Solutions, which sold the R4 through gadgetgear.com.au, was ordered to stop selling the device and...

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Australian NSMB Wii pirate to gamers: 'Don't do what I did'

"For James Burt, it's game over." Faced with paying a $1.5 million ($1.3 million USD) fine to Nintendo -- along with additional court costs -- the 24-year-old Australian man who illegally uploaded New Super Mario Bros. Wii to the internet now has to endure the trite (see: "game over" line) and...

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Report: Piracy has cost Apple, iPhone devs $450 million

Update: Reader Phillip wrote in to tell us some outlets are concerned with the figures 24/7 Wall St. has presented. While we never claim these figures are 100 percent accurate (we attribute everything to their report, after all), we felt it necessary to point out some other takes on the info....

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Developers deem piracy a problem, not a threat in survey

Troubling news for pirates worried about their fearsome image today: In a recent survey of TIGA members, a majority of developers say that while piracy is a problem, it's not necessarily a fatal one to their business. While 90 percent of those polled think the issue is getting worse, only 60...

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