CD Projekt Engages in RIAA-Style Extortion Schemes

Posted by | December 21, 2011

Well, we can cross CD Projekt off the Christmas card list. In a move that mirrors the tactics of the despicable and wretched corporate unions known as the RIAA and MPAA, CD Projekt has confirmed sending out letters to customers demanding huge sums of money to avoid being sued in court for downloading or sharing video games. This comes right on the heels of the company claiming that piracy and sharing didn’t bother them, and after studies showing such things actually improve sales. Take a look at this article, a rather thorough investigation into the sordid affair. Kotaku has the story.

2 Comments so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    December 21, 2011 6:08 am

    I’m off to zero out the ratings for all of CD Projekt’s games on the community sites, and we’ll be pulling reviews of their work off the internet until late into the night. This sort of behavior can’t be tolerated, and companies must be punished for threatening the community with shotgun legalism like this.

    If you don’t happen to run a website, send letters. Lots of letters. Bury CD Projekt in mail.

  2. Helvetica
    December 21, 2011 3:31 pm

    What stupid behavior. I reiterate my previous condemnations of SOPA, PIPA, and all the bullying going on about copyright. Surely, copyright infringement is in fact a crime and certain types of it also do damages; but this shotgun approach must stop.

    Piracy indeed is mostly a service problem; and part of service failure that generates piracy and infringement happens to be exactly what CD Projekt is doing.

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