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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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39. Re: CD Projekt Versus File-Sharers? Dec 15, 2011, 12:57 Ruffiana
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 01:47:
I lovw how they pull these arbitrary numbers out of their ass. When I was 12 or so I got caught stealing a chocolate bar. The cop made me pay for it, took me home and talked to my folks, my dad whupped my ass and that was the end of that. And I'm pretty sure that anyone going to court for petty theft/shoplifting these days doesn't get hit with these sorts of absurd damage claims so what makes digital media - which doesn't even result in any actual physical loss of an item - any different? Why aren't there police investigations to determine if a crime was actually commited before it heads to court? Shouldn't the prosecutors office only then determine if there are sufficient grounds to go to court? Where is the burden of proof? The onus is on the accuser. At least where due process is involved.

Of course there's punitive damages for stealing, otherwise there's no risk to anyone for stealing anything. If you get caught, you just return the item or pay for it? How would that be a deterrent?

This whole idea of digital media being different because there's no physical item involved is bullshit. It's the value of the item that matters. Intellectual property, formulas, copyright material, mechanical designs, virtual goods, there's a whole host of things with real, monetary value that you can't just dismiss as being okay for people to steal simply because it's not a widget in a box sitting on a store shelf.

This comment was edited on Dec 15, 2011, 13:08.
 
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