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August 22, 2008

Games makers plan assault on UK filesharers


by David Allen

It may be only a week ago when a then unnamed woman, who is now known to have been Isabela Barwinska, was fined for sharing a pinball game online, but it seems that it has served its purpose in proving that this is the way to go for games makers to get in on the act.

Now five other games makers, Atari, Reality Pump, Techland and Codemasters, intend to attempt this course of action, but instead of taking the suspected filesharer to court they intend to send out a notice demanding an out of court settlement of £300 to twenty-five thousand filesharing suspects.

It would seem that the agreement between the music & film industry and the ISPs to educate the UK internet users, was not good enough for the games developers and so this is another way in which copyright holders will be able to go after anyone suspected of filesharing.

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