Acme in Trouble

This is a few weeks old, but the holidays kept me too busy to make a note of it. The fellas behind highly-regarded local indie game boutique Acme Game Store are being charged under the DMCA for selling modded Xboxes. Here’s the DoJ press release. The stupid part is that they’re being charged for selling modded Xboxes using the crappy DMCA, when the more heinous crime seems to be that they were pre-loading the boxes with a large quantity of pirated games. Jason and Jonathan (I don’t know Mr. Cai) are extremely cool and friendly people and I hope they get this worked out without too much suffering. The store is still open in the meantime (or at least it looked open when I drove by it yesterday).