CD Projekt threatens fines for anyone who illegally downloads Witcher 2

Tuesday, 23 November 2010 05:19 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Don’t feel like paying? You’ll pay for that.

“In quite a few big countries, when people are downloading it illegally they can expect a letter from a legal firm saying, ‘Hey, you downloaded it illegally and right now you have to pay a fine,'” CD Projekt told Eurogamer.

“We are totally fair, but if you decide you will not buy it legally there is a chance you’ll get a letter. We are talking about it right now.”

Eurogamer, however, rightly points out that tracking alleged guilty parties by ISP bill often results in the wrong people getting caught red-handed while the real thieves – who hitched a ride on someone else’s unsecured connection – don’t even get a slap on the wrist.

Even so, CD Projekt thinks this kind of uncompromising crackdown is necessary if we want pirates to quit their looting once and for all.

“I’m sure you’ve heard about stories in the US when recording companies were chasing people. We don’t want to be so harsh, but there is a chance that this might happen to some people if they download illegally. There will be an initiative.”

So, people who read the news that CD Projekt’s releasing The Witcher 2 sans DRM and immediately thought “This’ll be easier than mugging a baby! And only slightly less fun,” here’s your rude awakening. Also, stop stealing things forever and die horribly. Love, VG247.

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