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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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36. Re: CD Projekt Versus File-Sharers? Dec 15, 2011, 10:57 Jivaro
 
TurdFergasun wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 05:54:
well for anyone in germany with a grudge, it's time to go wardriving to download witcher2. regardless of the reasoning it's totally bullshit, might as well just call piracy witchcraft at this point and start burning ppl at the stake. IP is not ID in any stretch of the deffinition. anyone who thinks this is justified should gimme their address and 1/2 hour with aircrack parked just inside your wifi range with a gpu accelerated laptop. would be so simple for any of your neighbors to be downloading this off you right now.

Of course you could...but when the physical evidence isn't on the hard drive of the actual IP owners, the case dies. The IP is merely a starting point. At least I would hope Germany's laws would put the burden of proof on CD Projekt. If it doesn't, perhaps the problem is actually the laws eh?

Encouraging people to pirate as some sort of retaliation is just showing that people will use any excuse to steal. Don't buy the game, don't play the game....don't show interest in the game. That is how you hurt publishers/developers.
 
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