U.S. Levies DMCA Charges In XBox Prosecution

“U.S. prosecutors have charged three men with copyright infringement for selling modified Xbox consoles that enabled the original video game machine from Microsoft Corp. to play pirated games.

“The criminal complaint filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday named ACME Game Store co-owners Jason Jones, 34, and Jonathan Bryant, 44, as well as Pei ‘Patrick’ Cai, 32.

“The complaint alleges that Jones and Bryant sold Xbox systems that Cai modified with chips and hard drives that allowed users to copy rented or borrowed games onto the console for future play.”

Reuters. Men Face Criminal Charge for Xbox Tampering. Dec. 20, 2005.

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01/03/2006 at 07:59

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