UK Woman Faces Large Fine And Time In The Clink For Videogame Piracy

Video Game Law Blog

August 17, 2006

A woman who had previously served 12 months in a British prison for videogame piracy has now had almost $500,000 in assets seized for further piracy, after being found in possession of pirated PS2 and XBox games.  After an investigation by the Entertainment& Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA), Susan Roach was found to have made profits of more than $1.6 million dollars from her videogame piracy business, and was ordered under UK Proceeds of Crime legislation to pay $500,000 of these proceeds to the court.  If she doesn't pay the fine within imposed time limits, she could face more jail time.  The UK has been cracking down on videogame piracy of late, with several high-profile piracy and mod chip prosecutions.