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The Witcher 2 devs crack down on thousands of pirates

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The Witcher 2 developer CD Projeckt RED has, as promised, started going after those individuals it believes have pirated the game. According to TorrentFreak, thousands of BitTorrent users in Germany are being told by an external law firm to pay €911.80 ($1230).

Speaking to PC Gamer, VP of business development Michal Nowakowski says that "We're addressing only 100% confirmed piracy causes that are 100% possible to prove. We are not worried about tracking the wrong people. As this is the trade secret of the company working on this, I cannot share it."

Nowakowski wouldn't name the company being used to reach such impluasibly high accuracy, but he did comment that "In terms of the compensation, the amounts that were circling around the internet were higher than what is actually asked from people as a settlement."

I hope for the studio's sake they are correct; we wouldn't want them to fight against DRM to avoid causing unintended harm only to turn around and pursue pirates based on, say, IP addresses while unintentionally targeting the wrong people.

The Witcher 2 devs claim 100% accuracy in identifying pirates, demand money from thousands [PC Gamer -- Thanks, Henriquegds]


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