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Crime Piracy Games

Man Tunnels Into GameStop, Steals Games 210

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the digging-for-treasure dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Life imitates Minecraft: Computer game piracy is big business, but there are still those who prefer to get their games the old-fashioned way: by digging a tunnel into their local games shop and making off with as much stock as they can carry. At least, that's the slightly bizarre approach taken by a man from Greeneville, Tennessee, who was arrested late last week after being caught tunneling into his local GameStop store from an empty adjoining building." Note that the link is thin, and the sources are behind logins and subscription links, so please post better URLs if you can find them.
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Man Tunnels Into GameStop, Steals Games

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  • Not an SSH tunnel ! (Score:2, Interesting)

    by mbone (558574) on Monday January 17, 2011 @11:36AM (#34904604)

    I had to read the post twice to get that the OP was referring to a real, not a virtual, tunnel.

  • Ha ha (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Chicken_Kickers (1062164) on Monday January 17, 2011 @04:37PM (#34908656)

    I had a conversation with an avowed American "patriot" railing against the draconian laws of countries like Iran where infidelity can get you stoned to death. My counter was similar to this example. You Westerners have even more draconian laws that don't even make sense. In the Western world, copying and idea will get you thrown into prison and bankrupted. And in a capitalistic society, being bankrupted is equivalent to an amputation of the limbs or even death. It seems, copyright infringements is the equivalent of religious heresy in secular capitalist countries.

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