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    First New Super Mario Bros. Wii pirate fined $1.3 million

    by Jenni Lada on Feb 9, 2010 at 03:15 PM

    If you’ve ever considered a secret life as a video game pirate, this latest news story concerning the fate of a New Super Mario Bros. Wii distributor should change your mind. Nintendo Australia has just announced that it has settled out of court with 24 year old James Burt, who… Continue Reading »

    Pirates release Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 2 online

    by Jenni Lada on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Sad news for Bioware and EA Games, pirates have already found Mass Effect 2 and begun distributing it illegally online. People managed to find a copy of the Xbox 360 version of the game, crack any kind of anti-piracy protection and then share it with millions of internet users. The… Continue Reading »

    R4 cartridge importer sentenced to year in prison

    by Brian Allen on Jan 20, 2010 at 03:08 PM

    As further proof that the game industry is not playing around when it comes to piracy, United Kingdom resident Yun Can Meng has been sentenced to 12 months in prison. Meng plead guilty to illegally importing R4 game copier cards. How many? Try 26,500 on for size. The cards allow… Continue Reading »

    Adventures in Piracy: A look back at some memorable anti-piracy measures

    by Jenni Lada on Mar 25, 2009 at 07:59 AM

    For as long as there’s been video games, it seems like there’s been video game piracy. It’s sadly become a commonplace occurrence, with deserving developers and publishers becoming victims of disrespectful players who would rather steal than pay for a quality game. Some developers and publishers attempt to strike back.… Continue Reading »

    ELSPA Anti-Piracy Unit takes a huge bite out of crime in Camden

    by Jenni Lada on Feb 2, 2009 at 03:45 PM

    The Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) Anti-Piracy Unit was very busy in Camden, in London, England, on January 29, 2009. The Camden Trading Standards, Metropolitan Police and an ELSPA investigator raided a business in Camdon last week that resulted in the seizure of over 50,000 game copying devices… Continue Reading »

    Counterfeit DS consoles, games seized in UK raid

    by Jeremy Hill on Jan 22, 2009 at 03:10 PM

    Piracy is one of the biggest problems the video game industry has to deal with. There’s always some hacker out there that can mod a system to play games that were not purchased legally. The latest story dealing with this problem according to MCV comes out of the UK after… Continue Reading »

    Global Garde attempts to kill piracy dead

    by NEWS on Dec 29, 2008 at 04:12 PM
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    FROM GADGETELL – You’d think that somebody would try to create a form of copy protection that both copyright holders and consumers can be okay with.  Apparently the people at CD Digital Card didn’t get that message. MORE »

    Japanese Chrono Trigger copyright protection bested by hackers

    by Jenni Lada on Nov 20, 2008 at 08:11 AM

    Well, the score is now Square Enix: 0, Hackers: 2. Square Enix has attempted to put copyright protection in its DS games, first in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates, and now in the Japanese version of Chrono Trigger DS. Chrono Trigger is scheduled to debut in Japan on… Continue Reading »

    Midway reporting profit losses

    by Jonathan Gronli on Nov 15, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Midway was recently added to the list game-related companies reporting profit losses. Following suit with companies including Sony, Midway, the Chicago-based gaming giant behind Mortal Kombat, Area 51 and Unreal Tournament, has been losing money, too… Continue Reading »

    Piracy slowly killing PC games

    by Jonathan Gronli on Oct 10, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    In May 2008, Crytek announced that it will be abandoning PC exclusivity due to problems with pirated copies of Crysis. Now, Ubisoft Shanghai creative director Michael de Plater revealed to Videogaming247 reasons why the copany won’t bring the anticipated EndWar to the PC. Ubisoft has been having such big problems… Continue Reading »

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