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Wizards of the Coast sues alleged file sharers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Apr 2009 17:33 User comments (2)

Wizards of the Coast sues alleged file sharers Wizards of the Coast has sued 8 alleged file sharers this week over copyright infringement for unauthorized sharing of the recently introduced Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook 2.
The lawsuits say the Handbook was illegally shared on file-sharing websites and the many downloads of the unauthorized copies led to lost sales and lost revenue for the company.

“Violations of our copyrights and piracy of our products hurt not only Wizards of the Coast’s financial health but also the health of whole gaming community including retailers and players,”
added Greg Leeds, President of Wizards of the Coast. “We have brought these suits to stop the illegal activities of these defendants, and to deter future unauthorized and unlawful file-sharing.”

The suit claims the defendants purchased the digital copy of the Handbook, then stripped any protection and redistributed it to P2P networks.

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19.4.2009 22:28

spam edited by ddp

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Apr 2009 @ 22:59

210.4.2009 2:43

Gee, I guess those evil file sharers didn't read their 20 sided dices very well...

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