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Dude Busted for Selling Modified PSPs

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Thirty-two year-old Atsushi Kogusuri might've thought he had a good business going. Since 2007, he's apparently sold over 1,500 modded PSPs online, with one hacked PSP going for anywhere between ¥15,000 (US$184) to ¥34,000 ($418). All of that has now changed.

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Yesterday, the Kanto resident was arrested by the Japanese cyber cops for breaking Japanese copyright law. Kogusuri's most recent auction sale was in April, when he sold a modified PSP to a 52-year-old Tokyo resident.

At his house, police confiscated 176 modded PSPs. "I did this for my livelihood," said Kogusuri, who's unemployed. "Make no mistake." Police are investigating the matter further.

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Illustration for article titled Dude Busted for Selling Modified PSPs

改造ゲーム機ネット販売 真岡署 商標法違反容疑で男逮捕 [下野新聞「SOON」]

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bubbleman--will-buy-a-ps-vita-old
Bubbleman! Will buy a PS Vita for NHL 13 or Gundam Extreme VS, so make it reality!

Good, people who hack their PSPs deserve to be thrown into jail, and or taken to court by Sony, just like GeoHot.

Okay, that was a bit harsh, but I found it hilarious to see people bitching about the PS3 getting hacked, and then mentioning their CFW PSPs on other threads...