uk: Game sharers face legal crackdown
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 20/08/2008 10:33
A British woman who put a game on a file-sharing network has been ordered to pay damages to the game's creator.
Topware Interactive has won more than £16,000 following legal action against the woman who shared a copy of Dream Pinball 3D.
Three other suspected sharers of the game are awaiting damages hearings.
The test case against the unnamed woman from London could see thousands of other Britons suspected of sharing the game in court.
Hundreds sued for sharing video games
As many as 100 people suspected of illegally sharing computer game files over the internet are to be sued for copyright infringement, it emerged today.
A London-based law firm said it would launch legal proceedings on behalf of the computer game publisher Topware Interactive after a woman was fined £16,000 for illegally sharing a pinball-themed game over the web.
Computer game pirate to pay US firm £16,000
A British woman has been ordered to pay more than £16,000 to an American computer games company after illegally sharing its files over the internet.
The woman, who is not being named, is one of the first to be successfully targeted in the UK as part of the media industry's battle with digital pirates.