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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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32. Re: CD Projekt Versus File-Sharers? Dec 15, 2011, 09:24 theyarecomingforyou
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 07:17:
Not a smart move, it will be seen in a negative light but more importantly it will cost them money.

The whole procedure is probably quite expensive, and I shudder to think what will happen when a few wrongly indicted people decide to sue.
Well, that's up to them to decide. If it costs more than it recovers and it generates negative publicity then it would be counter-productive.

Bhruic wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 08:58:
There are people saying it's wrong, and for a very good reason. An ip address is not a form of identification. Unless you have a (relatively) foolproof way of identifying exactly who downloaded the game, sending out emails, especially threatening "settlement" emails, is wrong.
That's a deliberate obfuscation of the reality. An IP address can be identified by the ISP that issued it, while the local IP address can ascertain which computer / device on the network accessed it. Mistakes have been made in the past but that has largely been because companies like the MPAA / RIAA were taking shortcuts due to the number of lawsuits they were filing. You're trying to introduce doubt in an attempt to let those infringing copyright off the hook.

I'm fed up with all the bullshit around here. Pirating software isn't allowed and wanting to try a fully functioning "demo" is not even close to a valid excuse. And if you pirate a game you risk the legal or civil action associated with it. How about people just buy the fucking game or pass on it, like the rest of us do. Oh yeah, I forgot how society owes it to you to let you pirate stuff. Wall

Just because they oppose DRM doesn't mean they shouldn't take action against those people stealing (cue all the 'piracy isn't stealing' nonsense - yeah I get it, piss off) their product.
 
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