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U.S. Officials Raid Stores, Arrest 2 In Game Piracy ! - 12/9/2004 12:27:07 PM   
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Federal authorities raided three Washington, D.C.-area video game stores and arrested two people for modifying video game consoles to play pirated video games, a video game industry group said on Wednesday.

The Entertainment Software Association said the Dec. 1 raids at three Pandora's Cube stores in Maryland and Virginia were a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Justice's computer crimes unit, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Authorities arrested two store employees on charges of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement and conspiracy to traffic in a device that circumvents technological protection measures, the ESA said.

"One of them is someone who has a more substantial role with the company," said Chunnie Wright, anti-piracy counsel to the ESA. She could not provide more details due to the ongoing nature of the criminal case.

A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment on what, if anything, was seized during the raids. He said the department has not released details yet on the monetary value of what was allegedly pirated.


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RE: U.S. Officials Raid Stores, Arrest 2 In Game Piracy ! - 12/10/2004 12:44:33 AM   
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I can't help feeling sorry for U.S. people having so ridiculous(sp?) laws that modding consoles for using backups is illegal there?!


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