WTF: College student faces up to 10 years in prison for modding game consoles

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picture-81This is just ridiculous. Doesn’t the federal government have better things to do than track down college kids who mod their game consoles? Seriously.

Matt Crippen, a 27-year-old CSU-Fullerton student has been indicted on two counts of violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. He faces up to 10 years in prison for modding his (and probably others) Xbox, PlayStation and Wii to play pirated games after a raid on his home in May by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. He was released tonight after posting a $5000 bond. His next court date is August 10.

This is such bullshit.

*That may or may not be Crippen, but that’s what popped up on Facebook.

via AP

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