ESA sent 3.4 million takedown notices as part of anti-piracy efforts in 2012

The Entertainment Software Association sent 3.4 million takedown notices for copyright infringement during 2012 and helped remove more than 99,500 Google links containing infringed game files, according to the company's annual report.

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Snookies122508d ago

That's a good thing. Coming from someone who used to pirate all the time back in the day. Glad I realized that I wanted to support game developers, rather than take from them just because I could. Especially smaller and/or struggling devs. It's nice to support them, and know that you did some good.

Roccetarius2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

It's really hard to support most devs these days, though. Sure, there are some really good examples that need support out there.

Right now, the wait for Witcher 3 is killing me.

Snookies122507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

Yes, CD Projekt is one I will ALWAYS support. Simply because of their kind gestures on DRM and the fact that they gave people who'd already bought the game the Enhanced edition upgrade for free. Something they could have easily charged around $15 dollars for. They're a shining example.

OneAboveAll2507d ago

Enjoy locking these 3 mill+ people up and paying to keep them there. Dumb shits.

Snookies122507d ago

This isn't about locking anyone up. It's about removing links to sites that have pirated games.

GreenRanger2507d ago

Trying to stop pirate websites is like spraying a tidal wave with a fire hose.

Norad62507d ago

More like trying to stop a tsunami with a paper towel.

Snookies122507d ago

That doesn't work? What have I been stockpiling paper towels for then!?

rainslacker2507d ago (Edited 2507d ago )

True. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't combat piracy. How many times have your power ranger brethren faced insurmountable odds and still came out victorious?