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Nintendo Fine Super Mario Pirate $1.5M: The Blame Game

marioJAMES Burt has agreed to pay Nintendo $1.5 million in damages plus $100,000 in court costs for uploading Super Mario Bros Wii to the internet. Burt’s other claism to fame is that he is “the first Australian individual to be sued in the Federal Court for game piracy.”

Burt has agreed to pay the fee for playing the game. And if he works hard he might just be able to:

Burt, who works at a Brisbane freight forwarding company, obtained a copy of Super Mario Bros Wii and made it available for download on November 6, a week before the title’s official release, through a website since closed down “out of respect for Nintendo”.

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Posted: 10th, February 2010 | In: Technology | Comment