View Full Version : Lineage 2 pirate server shut down
02-09-2007, 04:55 PM
I suppose it was only a matter of time before it happened:
02-09-2007, 05:44 PM
I liked this paragraph:
It’s comparable to the music-downloading and file-sharing problem in the late ‘90s—thousands of people engaging in activity that is inherently illegal
Yes, because that problem's gone away now!
Anyway, not exactly surprising, although one has to wonder whether they'd have kicked up a fuss if it had been non-profit in nature like many servers on other MMORPGs are.
In 2003, a computer user in China obtained the “Lineage” source code from an unprotected website. The proprietary code was then placed on the underground market, where a Texas man, among others, bought it in 2004. He then passed it along to his business partner in California, who set up a website, www.l2extreme.com, to offer the “Lineage” game at a discount. Gamers arrived in droves—as many as 50,000 active users by 2006—which pinched the legitimate game’s bottom line.
Thats what he got nailed for. Nothing like being a dumbass and charging 50,000 users money using stolen source code.
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