US extraditing DRM-breaker

The US is trying to extradite an Australian who broke DRM systems to stand trial in America.

US justice agencies allege that Griffiths, whose online name was BanDido, was the ringleader of an internet group called DrinkOrDie (DOD). Its members played a global game of one-upmanship with manufacturers, cracking security codes and reproducing software, games and music worth $US50 million ($A70.2 million).

It is not claimed that 41-year-old Griffiths, who is unemployed, made any money from the alleged piracy.


(Thanks, Gwen!)