Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Dec 2010 22:40 UTC, submitted by jbicha
Legal Opening statements in the first-of-its kind Xbox 360 criminal hacking trial were delayed here Wednesday after a federal judge unleashed a 30-minute tirade at prosecutors in open court, saying he had "serious concerns about the government's case". "I really don't understand what we’re doing here," US District Judge Philip Gutierrez roared from the bench. Gutierrez slammed the prosecution over everything from alleged unlawful behavior by government witnesses, to proposed jury instructions harmful to the defense.
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RE: And the case is toast
by WorknMan on Fri 3rd Dec 2010 01:10 in reply to "And the case is toast"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

LOL, I wonder if he really did test with a pirated game and made that fact known to the under cover investigator. If so, he should've just put a sign on his forehead that said 'ARREST ME NOW'.

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RE[2]: And the case is toast
by atsureki on Fri 3rd Dec 2010 14:22 in reply to "RE: And the case is toast"
atsureki Member since:
2006-03-12

But the burden of proof would still be on the prosecutors. Even if he did stick a DVD-R in there, which almost certainly didn't happen or it would have come up earlier, they'd have to prove he didn't have a commercial copy of that game anywhere on his property. If he did, it's a backup, not a bootleg.

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