Thursday, May 20, 2010, 5/20/2010 01:29:00 PM

Unreleased Video Game Trade Secrets Allegedly Downloaded by Geek at Video Game Expo: Criminal Charges Brought in Boston

By Todd

Okay - you're twenty years old. You attend the "Penny Arcade Expo East" gaming conference in Boston. You're handy with a laptop. You are surrounded by a bunch of young people checking out new video games on display.

What do you do? Well, if your name is Justin May, you allegedly use that laptop to hack into the new video game being developed by Destineer Computer Company and you download data onto your drive.

Where do you do that? On the floor of the convention. Apparently, and we were surprised to read this, the Boston Globe is reporting that Mr. May allegedly used a laptop on the floor of the "Penny Arcade Expo East" to download this video game data. Right in broad daylight.

Generation Y is nothing if not audacious. Mr. May was arrested by the Boston Police Department and charged with receiving stolen trade secrets. We'll follow this one to see how Mr. May fares in the criminal court.


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