Pirate told to pay Nintendo $1.5 million

For uploading New Super Mario Bros. Wii. 

An Australian man convicted of videogame piracy has been ordered to pay Nintendo AU$1.5 million in compensation.

James Burt was accused of uploading New Super Mario Bros. Wii to the internet. According to Nintendo, "sophisticated technological forensics" were used to track him down as the source. A Federal Court search order was then obtained for Burt's home and the authorities seized some of his property.

"The legal proceeding resulted in a settlement in which the individual will pay to Nintendo the sum of $1.5 Million dollars by way of damages to compensate Nintendo for the loss of sales revenue caused by the individual's actions," the company said in a statement.

That's equivalent to nearly £840,000. Oof.

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