BSA calls 2009 a "good year" in anti-piracy

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Guild McCommunist, May 14, 2010.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone

    The thing that stuck out was "The report recommends that piracy be combatted with increased education, the implementation of the WIPO copyright treaty, stronger copyright laws and more rigid enforcement." Yeah, piracy isn't like drugs. It's not something you teach. People don't do it because they want to be cool or are just dipshits, they do it because it's free shit. And kids love free shit. Also, more copyright shit makes me [​IMG]
  2. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    lol piracy is down aye? have they even bothered to check the wiis piracy rate?
  3. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    Percent of what? Did they survey pirates?

    100% of made up statistics are made up.
  4. heavyknight

    heavyknight GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 9, 2009
    United States
    Ahahaha...Europe and Asia.
    The reason Europe has so much piracy is because they get slammed with crappy shovelware half of the time, and all the good games take forever. JP -> US is, sometimes 6-8 months or more, US -> EU is 4 months to a year. Random guesses ftw. But, yeah... I'm pretty sure there are a lot of EU piraters who get NTSC U/J games that are good. IE Tales of series, PS2 games.

    Asia on the other hand..well, primarily China (not being racist), flash carts, etc from there....also reminds me when looking through Sonic X, they managed to get a non-released few episodes of the uh...Metarex Saga. Just an example of China and stuffs.

    Did not expect North America to have the second lowest. Or be low, for that matter.

    As for.. "increased education, the implementation of the WIPO copyright treaty, stronger copyright laws and more rigid enforcement" -

    More education? That's going to have the opposite effect, and not only affect piracy but everyone else.

    US schools already seem to give out way too much homework as it is. I've heard numerous stories on it even affecting kids from, I think..kindergarten (That or 1st grade) to..well..pretty much through their school life.
    It's afterschool -> HW -> dinner -> 3 or so hours of playtime -> sleep. The order and amount of playtime is questionable. (Every time I message someone on AIM or MSN, they generally give the excuse of busy, and homework. If I message them at 8PM after trying at 4PM, it might be slight free time and food, but then a little while later, it's back to homework.)

    Copyright that'd work. Piracy is simple. Wasting time and money, I suppose.

    Stronger laws and enforcement, what're you gonna do, arrest every teen that downloaded some Rom or ISO? Good luck on that one. And fining them? Yes, make a 'family' company richer by taking away from people who aren't able to afford things. In that sense, the family company destroys families.

    Plus reasons for pirating... I pirate stuff, mostly cause I don't have money. Get me an alternative for money making and I'd probably be more legal..(only those worth buying are..well..worth buying. Hell, they charge $20~$35 for shovelware (which some suckers actually buy..) and rentals is a lesser GameStop. I don't want to pay $40 for a port of a cheaper $10~$20 version.. Wii/PS2 stuff.)
    Sometimes it's just..better. PAL games take forever, some are too expensive, free is sometimes good, etc.

    @Above - already confused with U.S. and North America.
  5. weiHe

    weiHe Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    United States