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So... you mean... German police officers were actually looking out for the kid's best interests by not letting him get on that plane when Valve probably told them what they had planned regarding lawsuits/jailtime once the dude got to America? Sweet Jesus, German cops sound a hell of a lot more friendly than American "GO EFF YOURSELF, CRIMINAL SCUM!!!" cops.
Countries typically like to deal with their own business, especially when it involves anything in the extradition sense. The FBI w/ Gabe were baiting him to the US so our courts could prosecute a German citizen...something the citizen's country would want to know about, in a coordinated effort.
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WOW. That was a really good story. Really well written and captivating.

There is so much luck here. Lucky that the guy who stole the info was really a good kid who was naive and foolish. Lucky he admitted to his crimes so willingly. Good think he wasn't in the USA either. And most lucky for him he realized how lucky he was and what he did wrong. Good thing he has turned it around.

I feel him not going to prison and making something of his life is FAR FAR FAR FAR better than prison. He is now a functioning useful contributing member of society who has hopefully learned his lesson. What a lucky S.O.B.!
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WOW. That was a really good story. Really well written and captivating.

There is so much luck here. Lucky that the guy who stole the info was really a good kid who was naive and foolish. Lucky he admitted to his crimes so willingly. Good think he wasn't in the USA either. And most lucky for him he realized how lucky he was and what he did wrong. Good thing he has turned it around.

I feel him not going to prison and making something of his life is FAR FAR FAR FAR better than prison. He is now a functioning useful contributing member of society who has hopefully learned his lesson. What a lucky S.O.B.!
This. It was an amazing story. Americans, so unforgiving we are.
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i would probably piss myself if i woke up and there were a bunch of policemen with guns standing over me.
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What about the boy who stole Crysis 2???
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Well that was certainly an interesting read. What bothers me, though, is how long it took to give him a proper trial. Three years? A little long, no?
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great read!!!!
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Nice read. I remember it, didn't DL it, and bought the game, twice! 2nd was in the orange box, and I gifted it anyway.

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wait why is this news... it happened in 2004
The article is from Feb. 21, 2011. Maybe someone wanted to interview him for more info about it all.

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I wonder what he meant by that? What was Valve prepared to do that was worse than this poor boy waking up with automatic rifles shoved down his throat?
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Countries typically like to deal with their own business, especially when it involves anything in the extradition sense. The FBI w/ Gabe were baiting him to the US so our courts could prosecute a German citizen...something the citizen's country would want to know about, in a coordinated effort.
This^

Germany forbids extradition, so the FBI was trying to trick him to coming there, where they could jail him and prosecute him, which is something their government didn't take kindly to. Germany tried him for the crime based on their legal system.
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Very good read.
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lol I FULLY SUPPORT INTELLECTUAL THEFT from LARGE CORPORATIONS

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