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GOG.com Geo-IP Changes

GOG.com announces an update to their Geo-IP policy caused by Namco Bandai's recent court victory about distribution of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Here's most of it:

Most of the decision doesn’t influence GOG.com, but one of the rulings from the court does: according to the findings of the court, the method that we have been using to determine what location a game purchaser is located at when they buy a copy of The Witcher 2 (and, as such, what version and price they are presented with) needs to be changed.

GOG.com has stated for a long time now that we believe that the best security is asking only for the minimum of information that we need to successfully transact business with our customers. Our opinion is still that including things like determining your location via Geo-IP, because there are several possible flaws with that system. However, in order to keep selling The Witcher 2, we will need to implement a Geo-IP based system for determining your location, per the orders of the court.

We will be implementing this system immediately; you will see that your local currency’s price is now featured on the product page when you visit it, based on your IP address. Since we've already announced the price for this game would be the same flat price everywhere during the Holiday Sale (which ends on January 2nd, 2012, at 23:59 EST Time), we’re not going to change the pricing for the Witcher 2 until this sale ends.

We remain committed to user privacy and keeping your information as safe and secure as we can. Further, while your profile’s location is, by order of the court, determined via Geo-IP when you purchase a copy of The Witcher 2, you can still set your country location for the forums as you would like, and your location doesn’t matter for buying any other games on GOG.com.

If you have already purchased your copy of the Witcher 2, we won’t be changing anything on your already-bought copy, just as if you had a boxed copy on a physical shelf instead of a virtual box on your GOG.com shelf.

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9. Re: GOG.com Geo-IP Changes Dec 24, 2011, 02:41 El Pit
 
This is bad for me and as a result, it will be bad for GOG.com, too. I won't be paying 5 Euros for a game other get for $5 USD. Sorry, GOG, it's been a great time, and I am going to miss you.

EDIT: I will try the VPN way. If this works, then I will welcome back GOG!

And so much about "free markets" and "competition is good". Great work, judge!
 
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