Prez wrote on Jan 12, 2012, 19:19:
For example, a fan who can't wait until payday to play the game he's been dying to play is still a fan, albeit an impatient one.
And if they could provide proof they purchased the game legitimately I'm sure the charges would be dropped as CD Projekt seems reasonable that way.
Still doesn't change that they broke the law, stole or helped to distribute the software. Using "I was broke at the time" isn't an excuse. Just like using the defense "I was drunk" doesn't mean squat if you broke the law while intoxicated.
Your anger is directed towards people who just take things they want for free without ever paying for them
What anger? I'm not angry, this ultimately doesn't effect me in any way other than the potential longer term ramifications to the industry as a whole. Or, it could maybe mean CDP's next game won't have any DRM free options. I just disagree that CDP should be in turn bullied by what were probably mostly people that never even bought the game.
The angry people were the ones crying foul on CD Projekt and applying worst case scenarios (ie: RIAA bullying) to CDP over this.
Given that CD Projekt is a small studio with relatively niche appeal
This probably had more to do with stopping their current course of action more than anything. They didn't want to risk their name, GoG's name and Witcher franchise name being sullied by the spread of misinformation and hate over them defending their property. Because that was what happened when the news story broke, a whole lot of flaming bullshit from people that had very little info and made up the rest to suit their agenda.
In the end, companies need to defend their properties and do what they can to thwart piracy. If they don't use DRM and the public trashes them for doing it using other legal channels, that's a shame on the people, not the company.