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Game makers target file sharers

Stephen Mulrenan, London

The Patents County Court in London ruled last week that a woman who had illegally downloaded a computer game from a file sharing website should pay damages and costs to the game maker

In the first ruling of its kind in the UK, Isabela Barwinska was ordered to pay Topware Interactive, owner of the computer game Dream Pinball 3D, damages of £6,086.56 plus costs and disbursements of £10,000.

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