US games pirate fined

September 2008

Internet, games industry

A Florida man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay $415,900 in restitution after selling video games systems preloaded with up to 75 illegally copied video games. Kifah Maswadi, 24, was sentenced in the US District Court for East Virginia for one count of criminal copyright infringement. The court heard that Maswadi had sold Power Player handheld games consoles pre-loaded with mostly illegal copies of Nintendo games and made profits of $390,000. Maswadi was also sentenced to three years of supervised release after his prison term and 50 hours of community work educating others on the risks of criminal copyright infringement.;548719918;fp;4;fpid;802453;pf;1

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