MaGE Leader Sentenced to Prison

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District Judge Frank D. Whitney has sentenced 27 year old Justin Paul Emch to prison on one felony count of conspiracy to infringe copyright while he was leader of the warez release group 'MaGE'. On...

Former Adelphia Executives Report to Prison

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After fighting one of the US's largest corporate fraud cases, Adelphia Communications founder John Rigas and his son Tim Rigas, the company's former chief financial officer, reported to federal prison in North Carolina today; the...

Warez ringleader gets over four years in prison

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After pleading guilty in a US federal court earlier this year, 44-year-old Hew Griffiths, the head of underground piracy group "DrinkOrDie", was sentenced to 51 months in jail last week on one count of conspiracy...

Sweden bans consoles in prison

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Recent jailbreaks force prison officials to crack down on communication abilities in gaming systems. The Swedish prison service has banned PlayStations and other gaming systems in its prisons, according to reports in...

Record prison sentence for UK game pirate

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Within the UK courts today, the largest sentence was handed for games piracy. Cardiff Crown Court sentenced John Lamb to three and a half years of imprisonment for a counterfeiting offence. John Lamb is 45...

Dell drops prison labor

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Dell Computer said Thursday it will stop using a contractor that relies on prison labor to dismantle and recycle computers. Dell said it has hired two new contractors to perform the work,...

Prison for Welsh worm-writer

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Two-year sentence should be deterrent to others, says judge. The inventor of the GoKar, Admirer and Redesi mass-mailing worms has been sentenced to two years in jail. Simon Vallor, 22, from Llandudno in North Wales,...

Software piracy head sent to prison

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Thanks neo1980 for the heads up. The leader of "DrinkorDie," one of the oldest and largest international software piracy rings on the Internet, was sentenced on Friday to three years and eight months in prison...

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