Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games:
There's been a torrent of discussion about a series of mysterious Activision anti-piracy actions as of late. Given the rumors and secrecy, I thought I should give my thoughts on the matter. For the record, this is just speculation. I don't have an inside source at Activision that is feeding me information, nor have I spoken with any of the alleged pirates. Hopefully, my analysis of the activity will give a little clarity to those of you trying to piece together this puzzle.