Posts Tagged "Software Piracy"

Online File Sharing: The Rules of the Game

Online File Sharing: The Rules of the Game

Naturally, fine, upstanding members of society such as yourself would never engage in illegal online file sharing. So let’s just assume you’re not getting pirated games, movies or music this way – just legitimate software demos, mods, user-generated content, fan-made updates, bonus levels and other wholesome content. With that out of the way, one important thing worth keeping in mind: Taking part in the wild word of BitTorrent and peer-to-peer...

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The Right Approach to Used Games and Software Piracy

The Right Approach to Used Games and Software Piracy

Developers and publishers hate the used video game business – the rest of the world, unfortunately, loves it. Blame simple economics: Any money saved through the purchase of pre-owned software directly benefits shoppers’ wallets and retailers’ bottom lines, but not game makers’ budgets, as they don’t see a dime from the resale market. Worse, chains such as GameStop are as apt as not to place used titles on-sale at steep discounts...

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