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Jan 23 2008   11:57AM GMT

Pirate’s fishy dealings land him in jail with crabs

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A man who sold pirated computer games, films and music to fishermen in exchange for a box of crabs has been fined £3,000.

The 61-year-old intended to sell the copied discs for cash, but the fishing crews proved tight customers and did not open their wallets. Wanting to offload the hot property quickly, he settled for fresh crabs as payment.

His premises were later searched by the police, who found more than 200 discs containing illegally copied games.

The story was developing as we went to press, but Downtime understands that the fishermen involved with buying the games will face a disciplinary herring.

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