Another Xbox Modder Sentenced

Video Game Law Blog

July 28, 2005

Hitesh Patel, a 31-year-old employee of Washington DC-based game retailer Pandora's Cube, has been sentenced to 8 months for selling 'Super Xboxes,"? which are Xboxes modified with larger hard drives which play imported and pirated games. Because Patel sold many units with pirated games pre-installed, it is difficult to assess the extent to which his prosecution is due to modding, versus the distribution of pirated games.

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