Vatican Faced Problem with PiratesAdded: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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It recently became known that Vatican, one of the few theocratic states ever created by a fascist regime, faced a pirate problem. Back in 2012, the release of the videogame Football Manager had code inside which would let the Sega developers track the IP of everyone who pirated a copy of the game.
So, the experiment showed that over 10 million copies were distributed illegally. As usual, the most pirated areas were China, Turkey and Portugal. In addition, the developers managed to trace one pirated copy inside the Vatican. In other words, the state with a population of 839 is statistically likely to have at least one pirate in its ranks. In comparison, the game was pirated by 540,000 Italians, with Italy having a population of 61.321 million – as you can see, one pirate in the Vatican isn’t that much higher on the ratio scale.
However, the consequences differ. While in Italy the worst that a pirate can expect is for the entertainment industry to sue them, in the Vatican they can expect excommunication and eternal damnation. The industry experts point out that this is just another proof that stiff sentences for piracy don’t work in real life.
This case had some pabulum for reflection: conspiracy theorists pointed out that the videogame was downloaded in the same year that Pope Benedict suddenly cleared out his desk and moved to Castle Gandolfo to spend time “in seclusion and prayer”.
In the meantime, Football Manager boss Miles Jacobson claimed that one pirated copy didn’t equal one sale lost – instead, he believes it added up to 176,000 lost sales ($3.7 million lost revenue).
November 23th,2013Posted by:
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
|posted by (2013-11-23 16:17:27)|
|piracy OR privacy top news of everyday|
|bet it was the pope|
|Well now we know why Pope Benedict stepped down. Or was asked to leave. He resigned in lieu of termination. He broke company policy by downloading illegal content on company equipment. I have no sympathy.|
|posted by (2013-11-23 18:21:08)|
|well there you have it , just proves there untouchable, pope benidict steps down from his post because of peado crimes and now illegal downloading goes on there ....|
and people still believe in some silly god...lol
|posted by (2013-11-23 20:06:07)|
|It Wasn't the Pope! He play GTA V ! His Eminence Pre-Order Copy At Gamestop So He's Cool|
|the pirates heard the priests there were plundering a lot of booty so they wanted in on it, only to find the booty being plundered were 10-15 year old alter boys|
|$3.7 Million for 1 copy? Who is the criminal?|
|posted by (2013-11-24 03:20:23)|
|In the meantime, Football Manager boss Miles Jacobson claimed that one pirated copy didn’t equal one sale lost – instead, he believes it added up to 176,000 lost sales ($3.7 million lost revenue).|
Really? Better watch out or the Vatican will go all Catholic on him..
That is one scary pope picture.. Why do I hear echos of HeH Heh Heh Heh Heh? Hey Bevis?
|How the hell does one pirated copy equal 176,000 lost sales? What kind of universe has math like that? One equals one here on Earth last time I checked. Miles probably thinks the world owes him $37,000,000,000,000 now.|
|So according to him, he lost out on over $1, 760, 000, 000, 000 in sales?|
Sounds like someone needs to lay off the wacky tobaccy.
|posted by (2013-11-26 13:16:22)|
|Maybe that is the number of souls that each priest in the Vatican is responsible for? And, FYI, it was obviously NOT the Pope, since (1) he has a direct line to God, and can therefore find out who is going to win any football game and (2) he can go to St. Peters Basilica and have God manifest him a free copy of the game, which the Vatican could then use as an example of a miracle when they want to canonize him.||
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