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Virtual Legality Episode 412

Cyberpunk Cyberhacked? Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

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CD Projekt and CD Projekt Red (CDPR), makers of perhaps the most controversial game release of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077, have apparently found themselves on the wrong end of their own hacking drama.

Many are questioning the validity of their claim. Many more are suggesting that the Polish game maker "deserved" it.

But the law is at its most valuable when it protects those that popular opinion would prefer it not...in Virtual Legality.

#CDPR #Cyberpunk #Hack


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Discussed in this episode:
"Cyberpunk 2077 Studio Alleges Malicious Hackers Are Threatening Major Data Leak"
Game Informer - February 9, 2021
https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/02/09/cyberpunk-2077-studio-alleges-malicious-hackers-are-threatening-major-data-leak

"Important Update"
Tweet - February 9, 2021 - CD Projekt Red
https://twitter.com/CDPROJEKTRED/status/1359048125403590660

"Fraud and related activity in connection with computers"
18 USC 1030
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1030


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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