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Nintendo, EA and Sony also rescind SOPA support

Nintendo, Electronic Arts and Sony Electronics have apparently followed the example of Microsoft and the Business Software Alliance, and have removed their corporate monikers from the list of supporters for the increasingly unpopular Stop Online Piracy Act. None of the three companies have commen...

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EFF working to make console modding legal

Your Humble Indie Bundle dollars at work! The Copyright Office is taking submissions about possible new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation is petitioning the office to protect "jailbreaking" of consoles, tablets, and other devices to run sof...

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CESA: 5.2 million illegal downloads of Dissidia: Final Fantasy in Japan

Siliconera has some more insight on those Consumer Entertainment Software Association piracy figures, and while the "money lost" totals are still a little inflated (it's very hard to agree with the sentiment that all pirated software would otherwise have been purchased legitimately at full price if...

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CESA calculates gaming industry losses due to portable piracy

Japan's Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association recently conducted a study of the the world's 114 most popular sites for illegal game downloads in order to get a rough estimate on how much the industry has lost due to software piracy. The results aren't pretty: According to Andriasang's report...

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Sony offering PSP developers code to 'slow down' piracy

Sony's senior vice president of publisher relations, Rob Dyer, has always been vocal about the "biggest problem" that plagues the PSP: Piracy. However, a new endeavor by the platform holder may offer renewed hope in the continued battle against illegal downloads. Dyer told Gamasutra that Sony has b...

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Sony teases 'very robust' 2010 for PSP, which still struggles with piracy

After completing 2009 with redesigned hardware and several high-profile games (including Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines, MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and LittleBigPlanet), the PSP platform is looking for another strong lineup to carry it until the end of another year. Sony's senior vice president of publi...

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SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 3 requires PSN activation for online play

Sony's taking a fairly unconventional approach to putting a stop to piracy on the PSP platform. The recently released handheld shooter, SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 3, comes bundled with a code which, once redeemed through the PlayStation Network, allows the player to access the game's online modes. Folks ...

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Piracy discourages future PixelJunk PSP port plans

Q-Games president Dylan Cuthbert has suggested that rampant piracy of his studio's optimized PSP port, PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe (PJMD), has deterred its plans for further PSP development. "I don't think we'll port anything else to the PSP, we have to see how PJMD does as there's a *lot* of piracy...

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Sony and Nintendo increasing effort in fight against piracy

Though Nintendo already has a pretty solid system in place for combating piracy -- the persistent threat that Reggie Fils-Aime will crush any software buccaneers between his mighty jaws -- the company recently increased its piracy-preventing ranks. Neil Boyd was recently appointed European anti-pir...

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Sony's Peter Dille thinks PSP piracy is 'sickening'

Sony's no longer denying PSP's overwhelming piracy problem. SCEA's Peter Dille spoke to Gamasutra about revitalizing the manufacturer's handheld, and put emphasis on one of the greatest hurdles facing its business. "I'm convinced and we're convinced that piracy has taken out a big chunk of our sof...

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