First illegal game-sharer prosecuted in UK

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First illegal game-sharer prosecuted in UK

Post by zweistein » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:18 pm

Woman to pay £16,000 in damages and costs

Carrie-Ann Skinner

A British woman has been ordered to pay £16,000 in costs and damages after she put a computer game on a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing network.

The woman, who has not been named, was prosecuted for uploading Topware Interactive's Dream Pinball 3D to a P2P network and allowing other web users to illegally download the program without paying copyright fees to the owners.

A UK court has ordered the woman to pay Topware Interactive £6,086.56 in damages and £10,000 in costs.

"This shows that taking direct steps against infringers is an important and effective weapon in the battle against online piracy," said David Gore, a partner at Davenport Lyons who acted for the software company.

Topware started its crusade against illegal file sharers in 2007. After forcing 18 ISPs to pass on details of suspected pirates it sent letters to those guilty of making the game available on P2P networks such as Gnutella and eMule, ordering them to pay a £300 settlement charge or face legal action. Three other suspected file sharers are also being prosected.


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Re: First illegal game-sharer prosecuted in UK

Post by s4m0n3 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:54 am

Τα warez forums με τα άπειρα links που έχουν μάλιστα και διαφημίσεις ή κατηγορίες premium χρηστών* δεν τα βλέπουν ή δεν μπορούν να τους κάνουν κάτι νομικά ;

(Να κατεβάζει ο 15χρονος παράνομα πάει κι έρχεται αλλά να έχουν στήσει οι άλλοι επιχειρήσεις και να βγάζουν χρήματα κάθεται κάπως πιο βαρύ.)

* αν μάλιστα "βγάλεις" links από υπο-forum για premium members σε δωρεάν, τρως ban για... παράβαση κανόνων ! :smt005
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