Pirates may have their illegally downloaded copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii,
however their captain has been fined $1.5 Million in damages.

Back in November last year an Australian chap Burt, 24, leaked a copy of the
game he’d accidentally been able to purchase a week ahead of its launch,
illegally online. It didn’t work initially, however hackers were able to adjust
files to work with homebrew systems.

Upon the game being uploaded to the Internet, Nintendo was able to employ the
use of sophisticated technological forensics to identify the individual
responsible for illegally copying the file and making it available for further
distribution.

On 23rd November, 2009, Nintendo obtained a Federal Court search order in
respect of the individual’s residential premises. This led to the seizure of
property from those premises in order to gain further evidence against the
individual.

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