Sheffield, December 3rd 2009: Games-Masters.com, publisher of the massively multiplayer online games CABAL Online and Perfect World, have today stepped up its action against illegal private servers. It follows recent success against one of the largest Perfect World Private Servers, with the service shut down with the support of the local laws and data centres involved.
Illegal servers, based on the theft of intellectual property, have become a growing menace for game publishers around the world. Causing a hugely negative impact for the publisher, with the loss of revenue and impact on the games reputation estimated in the millions, these servers pose a great risk to the users, who are often the victim of internet fraud and a sub-standard version of the game.
Games-Masters.com, in an effort to stamp out these actions, are working closely with the relevant authorities and are taking the strongest actions against individuals and corporations deemed to be in breach of international copyright laws. This is set to result in legal action against the worst offenders, with damages and criminal remedies sought.
The company are hoping that this campaign will not only make the hosts of the private servers aware of the illegality and consequences of their actions but also raise awareness to the thousands who play on these services of the risks involved.
About Games-Masters.com Ltd. ( http://www.games-masters.com) Founded in 2005, Games-masters.com Ltd. is one of the leading European online game publishers and best known for its successful MMORPG title, Cabal Online, an online game with increasing subscribers in Europe. Games-Masters.com is incorporated in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom and has offices in Spain and Turkey. Games-Masters.com is a part of the holding company Games Masters International Limited. With professional business people and games industry management experts from both Europe and the Far East, Games-Masters.com plans to publish games in several genres such as Fantasy, Sports, Real Time Strategies and even Casual games. The goal of Games-Masters.com is to become the leading player in the MMORPG market in Europe and continue to expand further into other game genres.