Topware v Barwinska 2008

Topware Interactive v Isabella Barwinska 2008 was a UK legal case relating to unauthorised file sharing. It is often referred to, but since it was a default judgment it isn't useful as a legal precedent.

Davenport Lyons acting on behalf of Topware Interactive received a deault judgment against Isabella Barwinska of London in the Patents County Court for sharing a copy of "Dream Pinball 3D" on a P2P file sharing network.

"Topware Interactive has won more than £16,000 following legal action against Isabella Barwinska of London, who shared a copy of Dream Pinball 3D."[1]
"The Defendant, Isabella Barwinska was ordered to have to pay £6.086.58 damages with legal costs in the sum of £10,000. However no defence was filed."[2]



  1. Game sharers face legal crackdown, BBC News, 2008-08-19
  2. Michael Coyle