CD Projekt will Crack Down on Witcher 2 Pirates

The Witcher developers throw DRM to the curve, but in return they let legal action ride shotgun. The Witcher 2 will be completely DRM (Digital Rights Management) free, which basically removes the burden off of legitimate consumers. However, piracy could be one of the draw backs to this move.

Obviously you could argue that there will be more legitimate consumers making a purchase just because it is DRM fee and it wont force those consumers to think about piracy, but it still paves the way for other individuals to gain easier illegal access to the game. As a result CD Projekt is going the legal route. Pirates will get letters that will either send that person to court or make them pay a fine.

In quite a few big countries, when people are downloading it illegally they can expect a letter from a legal firm saying, ‘Hey, you downloaded it illegally and right now you have to pay a fine. We are totally fair, but if you decide you will not buy it legally there is a chance you’ll get a letter. We are talking about it right now.

I’m sure you’ve heard about stories in the US when recording companies were chasing people. We don’t want to be so harsh, but there is a chance that this might happen to some people if they download illegally. There will be an initiative.

Source: eurogamer.net