UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

January 15, 2010 -

UK Resident Yun Can Meng has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of illegally importing R4 game copier cards into the country.

Meng was arrested for importing over 26,500 of the R4 cards, which allows a user to use pirated content on a Nintendo DS, and was busted as a result of the combined work of The Entertainment and Leisure Software Association’s (ELSPA) Crime Unit, Hull City Council Trading Standards Department and the Humberside Police force.

Meng was sentenced in Hull Crown Criminal Court.

ELSPA Director General Michael Ralinson on the sentencing:

Our crime unit is pleased with the outcome of this trial and pleased to see the Court of Appeal’s copyright judgement is being robustly enforced. Intellectual property (IP) theft is an important issue for the country’s videogames industry - as is protecting it.


Comments

Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

My favorite part is that when/if we start jailing people for intellectual property crimes we will likely be releasing a violent criminal to make room for this non-violent IP criminal.

Common sense is out the window.

Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

Or just start giving people the chair because they coudln't wait to head ot Best buy to get the latest GTA.

Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

I wonder how long before you have to buy MP3 players that are prelaoded with music and cant be altered or changed, nor can the battery recharged as adding a port for that would risk hackers finding a way to alter the media o nthe drive.

Heh, for that matter, they may as well move toward outlawing audio speakers. I suppose I better turn in my six CD changer too, as someone might walk i nand hear it without paying for it.

Heh, we may be moving toward a world where if yo uwalk by a store playign music, a guy in a suit won't let you continueu ntil you pay up, and for every second you're charged.

Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

its called the Icrap,you know I phone,Ipod,Iaple..... I crap!


Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy! CP/IP laws should not effect the daily life of common people! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

I don't use oen of those, I got a cheaper Philli[ps playe.r Not as much storage space but it still have the functionality.

Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

i think you just described the RIAA's wet dreams...  seriously though, i wouldnt be suprised if that's the record companies' long term goal.

Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

Same here. Or if we're moving toward beign charged to play a game demo. Or there being little counters on advertisements that begin calculatign howm uch you owe them forl ooking at the ad, or how much you owe for watching a movie trailer.

Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

According to Nintendo and every major game company, and the government, yes, you are a criminal :(

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Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

I can't wait till they make unapproved recording and playing equipment illegal........ you simply can not make hardware "illegal" *sigh*


Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy! CP/IP laws should not effect the daily life of common people! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

Isn't that was just happened here? Sure, R4 cards are mainly used for piracy, but that isn't all they can be used for (I think anyway...)

Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

Pretty much and its a shame......instead of targeting the real threats they want to make anything thats not doubly approved and paying twice in licensing fees to be ok'd to sell......


Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy! CP/IP laws should not effect the daily life of common people! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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http://zippydsm.deviantart.com/

Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

I haz R4, am I criminal?

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Re: UK R4 Card Importer Sentenced

I have a M3 I like it better a shame the DS sucks for video as I have spent a whole 20ish hours on it game wise in 2 years.....


Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy! CP/IP laws should not effect the daily life of common people! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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