James Burt, 24 from Brisbane, received an early copy of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros Wii and made it available for download from a website, which has since been shut down.
As a result of his actions the Federal Court ordered Burt to pay Nintendo $1.5m in damages and also cover the $100,000 in court costs.
The Super Mario Bros games are among the most popular ever produced by Nintendo with millions of copies sold around the world.
Super Mario Bros Wii, which was due for official release on November 12, 2009, was copied and offered by Burt online from November 6.
I'd love to know what people think about this. I mean this guy was obviously one of the unlucky people who were caught downloading, and then streaming something they have aquired via the Internet. But let's be honest here - Internet Piracy is about as common as us playing a Ke$ha song on the radio now.
I've made a poll to get your simple votes and you can cast yours here:
I'd love to know what you think about Internet Piracy. Is it something we can't prevent anymore? Or is it something that should be policed very strictly, so that everyone who illegally downloads is up for a hefty fine?
Feel free to comment below or message me if you want to sell me illegal things.