Topware Interactive, creators of the game Dream Pinball 3D, have been awarded damages from one file sharing woman of £16,000 by the courts. Topware has been actively monitoring and chasing suspected file sharers in a bid to cut down on file sharing because it breaks copyright laws and game piracy costs producers, publishers, and suppliers many millions of pounds every single year. While it’s a problem most often associated with music and films, the problem is equally persistent for computer game manufacturers.
Three other cases are still outstanding and it is believed that these 4 cases will be used as test cases for Topware Interactive to press on and claim damages from thousands of file sharers they believe are also guilty of the offence.
Using pirated games on a PC is marginally more difficult than downloading mp3 and avi files to your PC and watching or listening to them. Cracks and key generators have been created in a bid to make the lives of pirates a little easier and these are often included in the downloads that are available on the Internet. Dream Pinball 3D is only one game that has suffered at the hands of illegal file sharers.