Krovven wrote on Jan 12, 2012,:
They need to be very thorough when making their accusations, but the masses should bud the fuck out when it comes to CD Projekt defending their property* that doesn't effect legit customers.
Edit: * spelling
Completely disagree. I want CD Projekt to be paid every penny they have coming to them, but just as importantly I don't want them suing their fanbase into oblivion and creating an RIAA/MPAA- sized backlash that turns a huge segment of the market against them. That's a loss for CD Projekt, and a loss for customers like you and me who love them because it hurts their future viability and ability to make games.
Almost as big a concern to me as them suing someone wrongly is the concern that I have that they will sue someone who made the right decision by paying for it after they pirated it. Whether or not you agree with practice, it is commonplace among gamers for any number of reasons (some more valid the others) and CD Projekt's former behavior is wholly counterproductive and works in direct contravention of far better and proven methods of combatting piracy. There's such a fine line between pirate and customer that such a drastic coarse of action as suing people expressing interest in your game (even if that interest starts out as "stealing) is akin to using a shotgun to swat flies. Other industries have tried the "stick" to terrible results. It doesn't work. Far better to use the carrot.This comment was edited on Jan 12, 2012, 16:52.
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