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James Burt, 24 from Brisbane, received an early copy of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros Wii and made it available for download from a website, which has since been shut down.

As a result of his actions the Federal Court ordered Burt to pay Nintendo $1.5m in damages and also cover the $100,000 in court costs.
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http://www.news.com.au/technology/james-burt-fined-16m-for-uploading-pirate-copy-of-super-mario-bros-wii/story-e6frfro0-1225828405307

That 1st sentence isn't quiet correct. :nono: According to the TV news tonight, he didn't "receive" it. He bought it legitimately from a retailer who mistakenly put it on sale 1 week before the official release date. No word if any legal action will be taken against the seller.

A large Australian retailer had sold him the game early by mistake.
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/games/nintendo-pirate-just-a-shy-gamer-dad-20100210-nrlr.html

God knows how he'll ever pay 1.6 mil. He'll spend the rest of his life paying for it. :shocked:
 

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