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Keep the games DRM free and go after pirates. Sounds good to me.
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Originally Posted by MarvinDessica View Post

If they retrieved your IP address from a torrent of their property don't you THINK that's enough to say you STOLE something? I mean come on.

Some pirates don't even use passwords on their routers they get caught up when someone downloads on their net.
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Originally Posted by Yvese View Post

Why? Their products are still DRM free.
So now going after pirates is a bad thing? Why?
As long as they keep their promise of non intrusive DRM or no DRM period, then they still win in my book.
Nothing wrong with cracking down on the pirates as long as legit customers aren't affected.

Reading if it's good...


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Why? Their products are still DRM free.
So now going after pirates is a bad thing? Why?
As long as they keep their promise of non intrusive DRM or no DRM period, then they still win in my book.
Nothing wrong with cracking down on the pirates as long as legit customers aren't affected.

Yes, because an IP address is an easy, 100% surefire way of identifying someone. .. Oh, wait, it's not.

I'm all for cracking down on piracy and don't torrent -anything- but saying an IP addy = you is ridiculous.

That said, I'm glad I didn't pay a dime more than $2.50 for TW1 and won't be buying TW2.
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I can walk down any street in the town I live and find an unsecured wifi connection within 2 block with my Kindle.
Of course, ISP's like to say that wifi protection is within the responsibilities of the user, so...take it for what it's worth.
I'm just saying that CDPR should have to not only determine the IP that the pirated copy was downloaded to, but also have some physical evidence of the computer and owner responsible.
When police arrest someone for child pornography, they don't just arrest the owner of the IP addy and consider it enough evidence to prosecute. The bust down the door and sieze the computer, then use any evidence found to prosecute.
And I understand there is a difference between civil and criminal cases, but I would assume both need to actually PROVE their case before a court.
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For the third time, CDPR are NOT simply tracking IPs. They're using an "undisclosed method" that, according to the VP of Business Development @ CDPR, is supposedly 100% accurate.

Read this: http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/12/15/the-witcher-2-devs-claim-100-accuracy-in-identifying-pirates-demand-money-from-thousands/

Honestly that OP article is brimming with misinformation and downright lies. This is straight from the mouth of CDPR - they are NOT charging 900 euros per torrent, and they are NOT simply tracking IPs.thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Yvese View Post

If you didn't pirate it there's nothing to worry about.

Because an IP address is an infallible way to work out who has done what on the internet, right? Oh wait...
    
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Yes, because an IP address is an easy, 100% surefire way of identifying someone. .. Oh, wait, it's not.
I'm all for cracking down on piracy and don't torrent -anything- but saying an IP addy = you is ridiculous.
That said, I'm glad I didn't pay a dime more than $2.50 for TW1 and won't be buying TW2.
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

Because an IP address is an infallible way to work out who has done what on the internet, right? Oh wait...
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/12/15/the-witcher-2-devs-claim-100-accuracy-in-identifying-pirates-demand-money-from-thousands/

Read this article. It was brought up a page or so ago and is a much better read than the one the OP posted. Here, I'll make it easy for both of you:
Quote:
“We’re addressing only 100% confirmed piracy causes that are 100% possible to prove,” said Michal Nowakowski, VP of Business Development for CD Project RED, via email. He wouldn’t be drawn on the methods used, however. “We are not worried about tracking the wrong people. As this is the trade secret of the company working on this, I cannot share it. However, we investigated the subject before we decided on this move, and we aware of some past complications (the famous Davenport case). The method used here is targeting only 100% confirmed piracy cases. No innocent person was targeted with the letter so far. At least we have not received any information as of now which would indicate something like that.”
It's understandable why they want to keep it a secret as to how they are tracking people. This way it will take longer for people to find ways around it. Whether it works or not is anyones guess.

The fact that they acknowledge the Davenport case shows they are not just tracking by IPs.

Moral of the story? Do more research before making assumptions on how something is done.

You guys are such drama queens.
Edited by Yvese - 12/15/11 at 5:27pm
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“We’re addressing only 100% confirmed piracy causes that are 100% possible to prove,”

/half of the posts in this thread.
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I support this action by CDP.

My only concern was that it should have been done in a less vigilante way.

I support the action nonetheless.
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