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In Soviet Russia, Servers Emulate You

Playnoevil has a link to a trade paper story  in Russia about the author of a Ragnarok Online server emulator losing out in court and being sent “conditionally” to prison for 3 years.

The damaged party claimed that Kiseliov had used an illegal copy of the ‘official’ server part’s code in its emulator. Kiselev protests that the emulator was written from scratch and is going to file an appeal to the Moscow City Court.

One wonders what the “condition” involves.