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Old March 8th, 2005, 08:05 PM
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Default Game-Over.net Editor a Pirate?

Executive Editor of Game-Over.net, Seth Kleinberg, has been prosecuted for software piracy and will face up to six years in prison, according to a story published today by Andrew Burnes of IGN.

Burns writes," If publishers and developers can't trust the ones who are meant to love gaming the most, who can they trust?"

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http://www.gametab.com/news/231871/

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Wow, really must make you wonder as a publisher/developer who you can really trust with your games.
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I think this underscores a problem with gaming media these days.
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OMG! Man that is just a horrible misuse of ones trust. I hope the SOB gets pirated a few times in the can. (No I don't, I just said that to be mean.)
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There's a story about this on today's Connecticut AP Wire (Newsday.com) that provides more details. Appears there was a group of three working together, and they never made money at it. . According to this story,
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All said they made no money off the conspiracy and U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor said they considered themselves "the Robin Hoods of cyberspace."

But investigators said the bootlegged software ended up on the streets of foreign countries, selling for pennies on the dollar.
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See, that's really just unethical of them to abuse their power like that. Despite the fact they made no money off of it, someone still lost money. Did the 9/11 hijackers amke money off their attacks? No, but someone still lost and it wasn't the terrorist that day.

Computer pirates are no better than terrorists in my book.
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See, that's really just unethical of them to abuse their power like that. Despite the fact they made no money off of it, someone still lost money.
Yep, to me that makes their crime even worse...not that a crime for financial gain is more excusable. But they took hard-earned money out of honest folks' pockets because they thought it was fun. The worst effect is getting the games into the hands of people who burn them onto CD's and sell them to unsuspecting gamers on e-bay.
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or at the blood flea market or some siagon cracker stand....

He better go to prison along with his co-conspirators. I bet any game developer that had their software reviewed by them will be hunting them down if they don't.
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