You know how Witcher 2 developer CD Projekt were using German courts to go after alleged pirates of the game? And how they gave up when everyone told them how shitty the practice they were using was? Turns out CD Projekt are just the tip of the iceberg.
An investigation from file-sharing specialists TorrentFreak has revealed that a large number of video game publishers are involved in the same practice of using a German legal loophole to harass accused pirates for ridiculous sums of money. Those publishers include Atari, the local distributors for games by Lucasarts, Square Enix and Techland (Dead Island) and Codemasters. Ubisoft was also once among the ranks, but told Rock, Paper, Shotgun that it ceased the practice three years ago.