UK Resident Yun Can Meng has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of illegally importing R4 game copier cards into the country.
Meng was arrested for importing over 26,500 of the R4 cards, which allows a user to use pirated content on a Nintendo DS, and was busted as a result of the combined work of The Entertainment and Leisure Software Association’s (ELSPA) Crime Unit, Hull City Council Trading Standards Department and the Humberside Police force.
Meng was sentenced in Hull Crown Criminal Court.
ELSPA Director General Michael Ralinson on the sentencing:
Our crime unit is pleased with the outcome of this trial and pleased to see the Court of Appeal’s copyright judgement is being robustly enforced. Intellectual property (IP) theft is an important issue for the country’s videogames industry – as is protecting it.