Hundreds sued for sharing video games

TimesOnline writes: "As many as 100 people suspected of illegally sharing computer game files over the internet are to be sued for copyright infringement, it emerged today.

A London-based law firm said it would launch legal proceedings on behalf of the computer game publisher Topware Interactive after a woman was fined £16,000 for illegally sharing a pinball-themed game over the web.

To date the efforts of authorities have focused on those who have shared music, but lawyers said today that the problem also affected the computer game industry, and that fines such as the one issued yesterday would act as a deterrent to file-sharers.

Earlier this year, the Central London County Court separately ruled against four people who were also found to have infringed copyright by sharing computer games illegally."

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