According to this Gamespot story, Ubisoft is suing Optical Experts Manufacturing, the company it contracted to reproduce copies of the Assassin’s Creed game disc.
The publisher alleges that “an extraordinary breach of trust and gross negligence” on the part of OEM allowed one of the company’s employees to take a copy of the game home early and post it on the internet in late February, six weeks before the game arrived in stores.
The leak, says the firm, led to more than 700,000 copies of the game being pirated before it released.
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