The Entertainment Software Association has announced that the owner of the Pandora's Cube chain has been sentenced to 5 months in prison and three years of supervised release (including 5 months of home arrest) for game piracy activities. The sentence also includes a fine of $247,237 and 80 hours of community service.
Several Pandora's Cube employees modified Xbox consoles into 'Super Xboxes"?, which allowed users to bypass the Xbox's copy protection and use pirated games; the employees also loaded illegal copies of games onto the 'Super Xbox"? hard drives. Three other employees have also been convicted and sentenced for these activities (see our previous post ).