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#1 Adriaan

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 06:18 PM

Last year several leaked media spun onto the web which included photos of the box art, manual, the promotional poster and map of the PS2 version of San Andreas. The person who took these photos worked for the Take Two plant and stole a copy of the video game. The leaked copy was then later posted on several warez sites which allowed everyone to download San Andreas weeks before the release on October 26.

The FBI followed the case and then later captured the man known as "Stephen Dottoli". Yesterday, he was sentenced in federal court in Camden, NJ to two years probation. He also will have to serve six months on home confinement and pay a $2,500 fine.

Even though Dottoli was a suspect for posting San Andreas onto the internet, the authorities couldn't find any effidence to prove it. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Kugler says that he would have faced stiffer penalties if he had done so.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:00 PM

How did the FBI get the evidence?
Whats probation and home confinement?
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:29 PM

It's pretty much like being in jail except you're at home. Probation you're allowed to do pretty much the regular lifely things. But one wrong move and it's no questions asked, straight to jail I do believe. Home confinement I believe is where you in "jail".... Your own home.

This is funny news. But I wonder if anyone cares. People got their copies already, so arresting this guy isn't changing much,

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 08:20 PM

It's pretty much like being in jail except you're at home. Probation you're allowed to do pretty much the regular lifely things. But one wrong move and it's no questions asked, straight to jail I do believe. Home confinement I believe is where you in "jail".... Your own home.

This is funny news. But I wonder if anyone cares. People got their copies already, so arresting this guy isn't changing much,

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He cant leave home for anthing!?!?
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#5 Adriaan

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 09:02 PM

How did the FBI get the evidence?


Someone came forward with evidence, like Jordan over at planetgta says:

....And someone did contact Rockstar with important information, but I have decided not to name them.


Yeah lol I do agree no one realy cares after so long. But think how Rockstar felt as someone leaked their game which they spent years and millions of dollars on. This is just fare.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 09:37 PM

i bet he'd be in jail if they had some hard evidence.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 10:01 PM

How did the FBI get the evidence?


Someone came forward with evidence, like Jordan over at planetgta says:

....And someone did contact Rockstar with important information, but I have decided not to name them.

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Yeah, we won't name them, unlike certain other sites, which I also won't link to.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 10:25 PM

Yea but thats what he gets for leaking the game, wow but really who cares thougth they have their copies if this was out earlier then it would have been bigger.
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 02:52 AM

This would be bigger if Hot Coffee never happened. Also, I guess in order get his food, he has to hire someone to go and shop for him. That or Meals on Wheels. Also, it had to be leaked by a Rockstar employee, who else could access the physical assets. (map, case, etc...)?


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Posted 24 September 2005 - 08:37 AM

looks like justice has been done, although he should have been dealt with months ago imo.
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