Wednesday, August 20, 2008

UK woman fined £16k for downloading games

The story about the UK, single, unemployed, mother of two, Isabela Barwinska, being fined £16k for illegally downloading computer games has made the front page of today's Times.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

UK woman fined £16k for file sharing

Sky News is reporting that a woman has been fined £16k for illegal file sharing.

"She is one of the first persons in the UK to be taken to court by computer game manufacturers protecting their copyright.

The Patents County Court in London ordered that the woman pay damages of £6,086.56 and combined costs of £10,000 to Topware Interactive.

The company owns computer game Dream Pinball 3D."