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twesterm said:
Rainbird said:
twesterm said:
Seece said:
Shouldn't have been fined that much. I don't agree with pirating, but fining that much is just a disgrace, hopefully he appeals and wins.

I hope he loses.  He did the crime and he got caught.  Why should he get out of it?

Because the punishment would hurt him?

Boohoo?

I agree with Seece. It's one thing to be punished, but being punished excessively is different. I know it sets quite the example, but much less would have taught him the lesson fine and not ruined his life on top of that.

Nintendo didn't ruin his life, he ruined his own life.  The difference between him and some other guy that didn't get caught is he simply got caught.  Again, he knew what he was doing.

I'm well aware of that, and he certainly deserves a punishment. I just come with this thing called "mercy".



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twesterm said:
Seece said:
twesterm said:
Seece said:
Shouldn't have been fined that much. I don't agree with pirating, but fining that much is just a disgrace, hopefully he appeals and wins.

I hope he loses.  He did the crime and he got caught.  Why should he get out of it?

Because the punishment would hurt him?

Boohoo?

Because the punishment doesn't fit the crime?

How would you say that?  Nintendo can flat out prove it was him that uploaded it and it was downloaded at least 50,000 times.  We can go on and on all day how those could have been sales or not, but in the end, we still know 50,000 people got to enjoy the game for free so that's a lot of money Nintendo missed out on.

There's really no justification at all for what he did and he deserves every bit of his punishment.  As I said elsewhere, I hope Nintendo makes a habit of this and other publishers start doing the same thing.

It won't stop piracy by any means, but it sure will make people think twice before they upload something to any public file sharing site.

 

I believe the punishment fit the crime. First of all, 50000 people downloaded the game illegally due to this man's crime. If say, we price each game as 50 U.S. dollars, that is $2.5 million dollars that Nintendo lost. It did not matter if most of the people who downloaded the game illegally would most likely not have bought the game in the first place, but the mere possibility of losing those purchasers for good with that one product is damaging.

 

Is this punishment going to ruin this man forever? Most likely. But this is what happens when you don't think before committing a crime.



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Seece said:
Shouldn't have been fined that much. I don't agree with pirating, but fining that much is just a disgrace, hopefully he appeals and wins.

I agree with this for the same reason I don't agree with mutilating thieves or capital punishment - the punishment doesn't fit the crime and is retardedly excessive. I mean - Nintendo will never get their money back, so why bother?

Then again, that's what penalties of software piracy have always been - since most software companies can't really fight piracy at all, they just tend to destroy everyone they catch with completely disproportionate punishments. Hell, the guy would've probably got a much lesser sentence had he actually stolen 50 thousand physical copies of the game.

It's an outright terror tactic, and a completely ineffective one - the chances of getting caught are still ridiculously small. You'll have a better chance of winning a lottery, meeting the pope and getting struck by lightning on the same day.



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Mise said:
Seece said:
Shouldn't have been fined that much. I don't agree with pirating, but fining that much is just a disgrace, hopefully he appeals and wins.

I agree with this for the same reason I don't agree with mutilating thieves or capital punishment - the punishment doesn't fit the crime and is retardedly excessive. I mean - Nintendo will never get their money back, so why bother?

Then again, that's what penalties of software piracy have always been - since most software companies can't really fight piracy at all, they just tend to destroy everyone they catch with completely disproportionate punishments. Hell, the guy would've probably got a much lesser sentence had he actually stolen 50 thousand physical copies of the game.

It's an outright terror tactic, and a completely ineffective one - the chances of getting caught are still ridiculously small. You'll have a better chance of winning a lottery, meeting the pope and getting struck by lightning on the same day.

Thank you, someone else who agrees.



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"the decision to upload the game by Burt led to “billions of gamers around the globe” receiving the game free of charge"

LOL but that will lead to billions of new Wii console purchases making more money for Nintendo since there's only 67million Wii sold. Punishment he deserves for breaking the law but they couldve been merciful for he just led “billions of gamers around the globe” to consider buying a Wii ^__^



Rainbird said:

Thank you, someone else who agrees.

Yeah. I guess I'll never understand people who are willing to essentally rob someone of his right of ownership for the rest of his life solely on guesswork, possibility and intent, and not actual, verifiable damage.

I'm surprised nobody has yet denounced him as subhuman trash that should just kill himself, for he's a criminal and criminals are apparently not human anymore.



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I, too, think that the punishment is too severe. But what're you gonna do...



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I'm quite curious to know where these billions of gamers are located.

Something about billions of gamers getting the game early and Nintendo's reported 50,000 just doesn't add up.

:P



If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. Someone please tell me why this man should get off with a slap on the wrist.



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