I agree, publishing is considered a crime.
But not in my book.
I don't care about many laws wich I find opressive, uneffective and plainly stupid.
I consider law of intelectual property as dated, uneffective and opressive BECAUSE it's used on a worldwide scale WITHOUT considering local markets situation.
But for a corporation it's not important that a kid in... Ukraine, for exaple, want's to play. Let him play if he's paying the full retail price! 1USD is worth 8,12UAH (chrywna) wich means a new Wii game costs about 551UAH AND it's about 1/3 of average folk SALARY. No wonder why piracy is thriving back there as it was thriving in poland during eighties. Thanks to the internet the so-called "problem" dissapeared from the public eye as it dissapeared from the bazaars that were set up every sunday at Stadium of the Decade or Mokotowskie Fields in Warsaw. But the piracy is still thriving and WILL thrive thanks to the politics of big corporations that don't want to hear about the problem and prices of customs, wich are horrenderous (I order games from UK as they are about 20 to even 40 percent cheaper).
Actions like that, suing poor fellow for 1,5USD shows that this attitudes won't change. I don't know much about economic situation is Australia, but I guess it's not as bad as the mentioned Ukraine. Still, the game will sale. It will give more profit than the expenses used on making it. Thing is, makers will only take a bite out of it while suits will take a biggest chomp. And for dessert they gonna use this guy damages.
I'm sick about political correctness wich affects discussions about intellectual property making it nearly impossible. It forces "simple truths", black & white anwser sheets like the mentioned above "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime".
I always supported The Scene, p2p, Freenet, Usenet & Tor users. I always supported piracy when simple people are being looted of their money by corporate scums & govermental pricks. Building economy, allright, but not on high social expenses. People have the right for entertainment.
It appears that not everyone, by the standards of Nintendo and others alike wich are the real thieves. Hold - not thieves - bandits that have no shame with at least acting with finese.