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CD Projekt Versus File-Sharers?

TorrentFreak reports that lawyers for CD Projekt are contacting individual file-sharers in Germany offering to settle accusations of pirating The Witcher 2 for 911.80 ($1,183.06). For corroboration, they point to this German page which does mention the game and that figure. Thanks Lance via Techdirt, where they note the danger such a "shakedown" can target innocent parties.

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12. Re: CD Projekt Versus File-Sharers? Dec 15, 2011, 00:33 WyldKat
 
I still think these companies would have a lot better results and a lot less negative press if they settled for the cost of the software as well as a reasonable punitive fine to not exceed what the software was sold for. So in essence $120 fine for a $60 title.

Think of it this way. If I get pulled over doing 100mph in a 60mph zone I'll likely get a fine around $120. However unlike downloading a game, I've actually put myself and innocent peoples lives at risk.

The whole IP witch hunt and copyright enforcement is absurd because of the ludicrous sums of money they're trying to bleed out of people.
 
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