UK Software Pirate Put Away

Good Riddens! Gary Boulter, 51, of 15 Knapp Road, Thornbury in the UK was sentenced to 15 months in prison after having been found guilty to a total of 23 offenses of illegally copying for sale games, counterfeit films, music and pornography on CD’s. Police found source files worth some 50.000 British pounds. People like this are hurting the entertainment industry, and especially the games industry, more than many can imagine. Lets hope the justice departments can put away more of his kind in future! By the way, YOU can help in doing so! More info on the ELSPA web site.

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  1. It’s such a great idea to pubish the address of this man! Especially in case that he is not guilty 🙁 In my opinion the death penalty is not enough in such a case… It’s important to fight against software piracy but do you have to forget everything about the state of law?

  2. He was found guilty by a British court of law. His addressed was published by various sources.
    Scum forfeits their right to ‘political correctness’ in my book. YMMV.

    Have a nice and righteous Sunday.

  3. Scum? Scum or not he has the right to privacy, does he not?

    You conservative ninnies who are nuts about the “ever faltering” Entertainment industry need to remove the broom handles from your rears and smell the coffee.

  4. Excellent news that he’s been punished, but not so the fact that his home address was published. This could affect his family/kids (if he has any) who could well have been innocently unaware of his activities, not to mention his neighbours.
    There are plenty of nutters in the UK who could take it upon themselves to harrass them, or damage their property.

    A very irresponsible move in my humble opinion.

  5. Just for the record, the court publishes the information, as per the law, when someone is convicted of an offence. The “normally done” thing in the UK is to list the street and town, not the house number, but the full address is published in the court documents and is available to the public should they wish to know it – or report the published details.

    It’s also worth remembering here that it really wasn’t that long ago that when an English court restricted publishing the details of a paedophile’s address to avoid the family being attacked. Instead, a mob discovered the property they believed to be that of the convicted man, seriously damaged it and threatened both the occupants and the neighbours who attempted to intervene. The owner and occupier of the house was a paediatrician. It starts with “paed” doesn’t it?

    I really can’t see a lynch mob forming over the conviction of a software pirate, to be honest, but if someone wanted to, they’ve got plenty of other sources to get the information from entirely legally and without need to have a good reason to access it.

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