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December 1, 2008

Atari drop file sharing law suit

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by David Allen

It seems that the little person has won a battle against the software giants and their legal eagles who have upset elderly people by demanding a payment of £500 for illegally sharing a game over the internet.

Atari employed lawyers Davenport Lyons, earlier on in the year to track down illegal file sharers based in the UK and persuade them to part with £500 or else.

However, this got out of hand when a couple of silver surfers were accused of illegally sharing the Atari game Race07.

The couple got in touch with the consumer magazine Which? This meant that the story went national and the support for the couple was overwhelming.

It is not known whether or not Atari will be employing a different law firm to pursue those people who are really guilty of illegal file sharing or if they are going to try a different approach.

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