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Piracy is bad... and so is prison
by Joey Núñez

Yes, copyright laws are very real, and no, just because you can illegaly copy a game, it doesn't mean you should. Yoshiaki Asagiri, a resident of Kyoto, Japan, learned this the hard way.

Mr. Asagiri had uploaded over 1,000 Nintendo DS games to his internet site and had made them available to what I'm sure were thousands of grateful DS gamers for download. This was all well and good until Asagiri was caught. Now a Kyoto court has sentenced him to two and half years in prison and a $96,000 fine. Ouch.

Consider yourself warned, loyal readers: gaming is fun, but jail sure as hell isn't. Be good.


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- Joey Núñez

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