Thursday, February 10, 2005

Tecmo sues for video game hacking

Mario in jail

"Tecmo has sued users of an Internet message board devoted to hacking into popular games, including its "Ninja Gaiden" and "Dead or Alive," to change their codes, the publisher said on Wednesday.

The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Chicago, accuses Web site administrators Mike Greiling of Eden Prairie, Minn., Will Glynn of Davie, Fla., and others of knowingly infringing on Tecmo's proprietary software for the games, which run on Microsoft's Xbox game system.

Greiling could not be located for comment, and Glynn was not immediately available. The site in question is www.ninjahacker.net.

Tecmo, a Torrance, Calif.-based subsidiary of Japan's Tecmo said it has launched an investigation "to find and identify all offenders in this case." The lawsuit charges the defendants with violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and seeks damages."

So says news.com. This is just getting ridiculous. It also shows how dangerous and retarted the retarted DMCA laws are. Now you go to jail for exchanging cheats. As we say in Holland: "Het moet niet gekker worden".....

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