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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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38. Re: CD Projekt Versus File-Sharers? Dec 15, 2011, 12:49 Ruffiana
 
Rattlehead wrote on Dec 14, 2011, 22:26:
Yea might as well let pirates get away consequence free

It's not the pirates, it's the people putting up games for pirates to download. I can't make any distinction between someone who does that and someone who physically copies a disc, sticks it in a box, and sells it for $20 over EBay. It's illegal duplication and distribution of copyrighted material, whether they're making a profit for doing it or not they should face the same consequences.
 
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