Game file-sharers hit with court fine

A PC games publisher has won a court-action against four individuals who uploaded Dream Pinball 3D onto illegal file-sharing websites, according to Metro.

The four were ordered to pay 750 in fines and 2000 in costs to Topware Interactive, in a case that could lead to the conviction of thousands of other file-sharers. Topware’s solicitors Davenport Lyons has stated that it plans to prosecute more file-sharers later this week.

Partner at Davenport Lyons David Gore told Metro: Copyright owners spend millions of pounds developing copyright works for sale to the public for their enjoyment and yet many think it is acceptable to obtain te work illegally and for free by procuring a copy on a peer-to-peer network.”

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