Game Developers Complained about Torrent and Cloud PiratesAdded: Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
A list of the “pirate” websites and services was reported to the American government by the Entertainment Software Association, which represents Blizzard, EA, Nintendo, Playstation and Ubisoft among others. For example, KickassTorrents is listed as one of the main facilitators of piracy. Moreover, the association warned about a new threat where “pirate servers” allow users to play popular games without a monthly subscription fee.
The Entertainment Software Association joined its peers, the MPAA and RIAA, and submitted its overview of “notorious markets” to the Office of the US Trade Representative. The submitted lists help to guide the American government’s position toward foreign countries in terms of copyright enforcement. The game makers submitted the list of various pirate sites allowing Internet users to download games for free. They claimed that torrent websites remained one of the most significant threats, with KickassTorrents being the major player.
The association also mentioned TorrentHound and Isohunt.to, but for some reason forgot about The Pirate Bay and other big players. The game companies also point at cyberlockers as piracy havens, especially Rapidgator.net. They welcome the assistance of the US government, but believe that taking a website down doesn’t always help. For example, the popular German language linking service Boerse.bz was seized back in 2014, but today its successor Boerse.to is even more popular.
Besides, the Entertainment Software Association emphasized the problem of a relatively new trend where “pirate servers” harm subscription-based game services. While cloud-based games are recognized as less vulnerable to traditional forms of piracy, many “rogue” servers showed up to allow Internet users to play games for free.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
|Long Live Piracy and torrents ...|
|Thank you media companies of the world. We will just keep using OUR methods of dissemination.|
|posted by (2015-10-14 04:24:15)|
|"Besides, the Entertainment Software Association emphasized the problem of a relatively new trend where “pirate servers” harm subscription-based game services."|
Well guys if you weren't ripping people off that pay $60 for your game and then you hit them up for $15 a month on top of that, then the "pirate servers" wouldn't exist. Every player that plays WoW pays $180 a year to play, on top of in game purchases, etc etc, so say roughly $250 a year. Now multiply that buy 3.4 million and you get $850000000 a year.
I can't see how the "pirate servers" are hurting that bank balance.
|@#3 You know you can play WoW subscriptions free with some regular playing skill, right? That puts avid players at $40-80 approximately over 2 years.|
Having so many players in the game and maintaining the servers has long been justified upkeep with monthly fees. That's why some of the good or decent pirate servers were also asking for fees or donations to maintain use. The free ones were always crap and years behind.
As long as the games I like and enjoy continue to be made, I'm fine. I would be annoyed to see a franchise I like discontinued because of piracy, but for now my favorites float just fine.
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