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Pirate trades copied games for a box of crabs, fined 3,000

2008-01-16 11:32:00  ·  Dale North@DaleNorth
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Some people will never learn that game theft and piracy do not pay. But this guy almost came out ahead with a box of crabs. Almost.

61 year-old George Clarke of Snowdon Terrace, Seamill, North Ayreshire was hoping to make a quick buck by selling his pirated games, music, and movies to trawlermen returning to Troon Harbour, South Ayrshire. The crew was tapped for cash, so Clarke had to make do with a box of crabs instead. 

The Maxconsole article doesn't go into how Clarke was eventually caught, but it does say that his premises were later searched by police. They found over 200 copied PC, PlayStation 2, PSP, and Xbox games at his place. I wonder if they found crab carcasses as well.

Clarke was later fined £3,000. Massive damage. Those had better have been some damed fine crabs for that price.


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