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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Leak Lawsuit

Square Enix is suing a group of 15 "Italian nationals" for leaking a preview build of Deus Ex: Human Revolution to torrent sites a couple of months ago, reports Kotaku. Word is: "As part of court filings issued last month in Washington, Square Enix accuse the fifteen of logging into the servers where the demo was hosted using the access information of an Italian games magazine (GMC), where they found the preview build of the game, copied it and uploaded it onto the internet."

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83. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Leak Lawsuit Jul 7, 2011, 07:33 CJ_Parker
 
These fuckers deserve to get their dumb asses sued to hell and back. With that out of the way it ain't too hard to come up with reasons why this is hurting Square Enix. Whether the negatives outweigh the positives is anyone's guess but here's a few negatives to consider:

- Any game developing third party can begin now to analyze the game (like which gameplay systems work well and how and why etc.?) instead of having to wait for the full version.
- Any third party interested in reverse engineering the game to learn about its architectural design has gotten a nice head start as a result of the leak.
- Innovative ideas, gameplay elements or systems, can be taken from the leak and copied into other games, again yielding a nice head start.
- Any third party interested in releasing a zero day crack has gotten a head start as far as analyzing the *.exe and looking for possible DRM anchors is concerned.

A lot of bad could potentially come from this leak for Square Enix so they have every right in the world to sue these dipshits. In fact, they even have an obligation to take legal action in order to protect their IP. If they would sport an "oh well" attitude then this could be construed as carelessness with regard to their intellectual property rights and hurt them in similar situations. As a corporation you don't want to set a precedence for "our stuff is free for all".
Nope. Sue the living shit outta these assholes. My fingers are crossed for an epic success for Square Enix.

 
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