Piracy News


Infinity Ward Amazed by Rampant PC Piracy

By Chris Faylor, Jan 15, 2008 11:18am PST

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC, PS3, X360) developer Infinity Ward was shocked to discover an unexpectedly high level of piracy in regards to...


"Some games are 'Blockbusters', and I usually buy those to support my local multi-billion dollar ..."

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Chinese Piracy Declines As Worldwide Losses Grow

By Nick Breckon, May 15, 2007 11:54am PDT

According to a new report by the Business Software Alliance, the rate of Chinese piracy has seen a decrease of 10% over the past three years, while...


"I wonder what would had happened had it not been a blind subject experiment, with the users ..."

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id and Epic: Multiplatform because of piracy

By Chris Faylor, Mar 10, 2007 9:17am PST

Across two separate lectures at this week's Game Developers Conference, id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead and Epic Games president Michael Capps...


"It's all BS, Don't think for one minute consoles are piracy free, In fact, I'm willing to bet ..."

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Introversion's Approach to Piracy

By Chris Remo, Aug 31, 2006 2:04pm PDT

This week GamesIndustry.biz released an interesting interview with Introversion's Tom Arundel. Introversion is the studio behind Uplink and...


"Exactly...this approach isn't hurting me (unlike say...Sony's rootkit which has the potential to ..."

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Ritual's Mike Russell on Piracy

By Chris Remo, Jul 25, 2006 10:00pm PDT

This weekend, Michael Russell of Ritual Entertainment made a sobering post on his personal blog about the costs of piracy to a small developer....


"A copyright is the exclusive right to copy a work. If I copy a work without having that right, ..."

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Piracy Checks At LAN Parties?

By Jack Mathews, Nov 05, 2001 1:34pm PST

Well Zoid stumbled upon this story about a LAN party in Denmark that was busted for software piracy by an anti-piracy group. Now, while this did...


" q-ball, so? i'm just another tech. does the fact that working at best buy make me an idiot? ..."

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Windows XP & Piracy

By Steve Gibson, Jul 21, 2001 8:04am PDT

Looks like MS is going to be making some changes to the anti-piracy stuff because of XP's not-so-willingness to get along with hardware upgrades.


" The default Nvidia drivers for XP don't have openGL, but if you download the latest drivers ..."

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Software Piracy Numbers

By Maarten Goldstein, May 22, 2001 10:00am PDT

CNN has a story with numbers on software piracy. According to a recent study 37% of software worldwide has been pirated, making for lost revenue of...


" well, You don't exactly "pirate" a programming language. They bought DOS. And yes, they ..."

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AOL Found Guilty of Piracy

By Steve Gibson, Mar 10, 2001 12:52pm PST

Well isnt this something else. Late yesterday AOL was found guilty in court of piracy. AOL by allowing people to trade files through their service...


Codemasters Anti-Piracy Way

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 07, 2001 6:57am PST

GA-Source is reporting on a new anti-piracy scheme by Codemasters. Instead of some cd-key the game will kill the gameplay up to a point where the...


Whistler Anti-piracy

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 19, 2001 5:18am PST

Looks like Microsoft is finally going to do something about the massive warezing of their operating systems, as Wininformant has a story about the...


"They are not even sure if they are going to do it at this point."

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Software Piracy Article

By Steve Gibson, Sep 01, 2000 5:43am PDT

3DActionPlanet has an editorial on the topic that never dies, software piracy. Nearly every person I know who owns a computer has done it at least...


" You're hijacking international oil shipments using a Yacht??? "

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On Q3 Piracy

By Steve Gibson, Dec 03, 1999 9:10am PST

Graeme Devine has another new .plan update with word that the new and final Quake3 playable demo will be available some time today. He also talks a...


"# 139 good point...I was just assuming that q3 was going to be 50.00 bucks. but after seeing its ..."

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MS Piracy

By Steve Gibson, Oct 18, 1999 6:41pm PDT

A little news article on the SFGate to amuse yourself at the expense of Microsoft for you guys. Check out the SFTreasure Hunt. I certainly dont...


"#51, man that is a site I never needed to see again. Do you have any idea how long it took me ..."

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