Plain and simple, Blue's (and other web game sites) are helping to distribute something that is only meant to be purchased.
As far as I know, this is not an accurate description of this situation. The demo is not leaked, and is not "meant only to be purchased," it's a cover-mount demo that's been uploaded. It happens to every single demo ever released, and the companies that distribute demos in this way fully expect it to happen.
I think lost in the shuffle here is that in spite of the posts I've seen here stating that one or more of the three parties involved (the magazine, 2015, or EA) are upset at this, the fact is that if any one of the three had actually asked us to remove the demo, we would have done so immediately, but none of the three have said a word.
We do not support warezing, ISO distribution, or any such thing. If this were actually a product only intended for purchase, we never would have dreamt of posting it... I'm frightened that the point here has been this scrambled.This comment was edited on Jan 2, 12:16.
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