Full story: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.
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.
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/games/nintendo-pirate-just-a-shy-gamer-dad-20100210-nrlr.htmlA large Australian retailer had sold him the game early by mistake.
God knows how he'll ever pay 1.6 mil. He'll spend the rest of his life paying for it. :shocked: