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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Friday, September 12, 2008 08:15
Ian P
Thursday, September 4, 2008 12:45

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… Read more »

Steve
Thursday, September 4, 2008 12:12

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.

admin
Thursday, September 4, 2008 08:30

Not in our view anymore.. dig this, smelling more coffee finally:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080902-warez-ringleader-gets-probation-after-guilty-plea.html

Liberalflghtsimmer
Thursday, September 4, 2008 04:29

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.