Aye me hearties, the US Entertainment Software Association and the UK's Entertainment& Leisure Software Publishers Association both announced recent devastating broadsides against creators and purveyors of pirated video games.
In the US, a New Jersey man was nabbed on December 8 and charged with selling pirated video games as well as modifying Xbox 360s to play pirated games. He faces up to five years in prison along with fines. Meanwhile, in the UK, a man in South Gloucestershire was arrested on December 6 amidst what the ELSPA describes as an 'Aladdin's Cave of criminal activity"? and charged with selling thousands of illegally copied games.
It is unknown whether the ESA or ELSPA representatives danced a merry hornpipe after making their announcements.
Coverage at http://shorl.com/bigafigriprito (Gamasutra)