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Piracy is problem, but not a threat to business survival, say UK developers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Nov 2009 15:59 User comments (4)

Piracy is problem, but not a threat to business survival, say UK developers TIGA, the UK game developer trade body has released a new study today which shows that many of the members of the group believe piracy is a problem, but nowhere near a threat to their business survival.
90 percent of the developers called piracy a "constant or increasing," problem but only 10 percent said the threat level was "high." Over 60 percent said the threat level was "low."

50 percent of the developers were against the government's "three strikes" plans to cut users off the Internet for multiple piracy offenses.

Also notably, only 30 percent of the developers believe DRM is a smart solution, while 70 percent think it is part of the problem or an "irrelevance."

"The results of the TIGA piracy survey clearly demonstrate that UK developers are taking the initiative when dealing with the issue of piracy, and looking for new ways of delivering content and communicating directly with their consumers," says TIGA CEO Richard Wilson, via Gamasutra.

"Developers are not complacent in dealing with this problem and are mostly seeking to find solutions for themselves rather than simply relying on the Government to solve the problem of piracy."

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4 user comments

110.11.2009 21:43

More proof the governments are bent over to the media cartels:)

211.11.2009 1:46

It has been shown over and over again that pirates buy more media than non-pirates. If piracy is a problem, then the problem must be that stores keep selling out.

311.11.2009 13:25

Originally posted by Amak:
More proof the governments are bent over to the media cartels:)
QFGT

http://gamepolitics.com/2009/11/10/conso...tossed-uk-court

412.11.2009 11:47

You actually have to be smart to be a developer.

Entertainment has been proven time and time again to be run by the lowest level morons possible. I still remember when a TV station took Murder She Wrote, the second most popular TV show and put it head to head with the most popular. It went down to 50th most popular over night. The station had be be run by morons.

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