Flash card latest: ESA and the Singapore police get their raid on



Bad dudes who pirate, watch out! The ESA just combined forces with the Singapore police force to raid several local stores that were selling DS flash cards, devices that let users download and play pirated games (but also, it should be noted, perfectly legal homebrew applications), and that are illegal under the Singapore Copyright Act. The haul, while not massive (200 devices worth around $5,800 were confiscated), was still big enough for the ESA to submit a press release, in which it warned more raids would take place should the piracy continue.

You may recall how a series of similar raids was carried out in France recently -- looks like the authorities are beginning to really squeeze the pirates where it hurts.

[Via MaxConsole]

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