I agree with Creston. If they catch the true culprits, I doubt if they'll get more that a hard slap on the wrist.
The judge will look at other circumstances like danger to society etc. I am also peeved at the fact that the code theft is the alleged reason behind the delay of HL2, but this is simply a case of lost income for the creators of HL2. No human life has been threatened. I'm sure it would not hold the same penalty as hacking the national power grid or toying with air traffic control systems.
... but then again they did delay HL2... nah roll out the electric chair!