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Users face ban for illegal downloads

Consumers who illegal download games will be cut off from the internet under new Government proposals, according to the front page of The Times. Internet Service Providers will be required to adopt a three-strike system. An email warning will be sent the first time a user illegally download copyrighted media …

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ELSPA crackdown on R4 piracy

The R4 device gives gamers free reign to pick and choose which DS titles to download for free over the web – and is widely available through online retailers like Amazon. Amid growing concerns at retail that it is increasingly affecting sales, ELSPA has responded by preparing to crackdown on …

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US: ELSPA condemns piracy chip

90 per cent of North American DS pirates are using the R4 chip to play pirated DS games, according to ELSPA. Speaking to The Sunday Post, John Hiller, manager of ELSPA’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit said: The implications are massive. In America it’s thought 90 per cent of Nintendo DS …

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COD4 dev blames piracy for PC decline

Infinity Ward, developer of Call of Duty 4, has cited piracy as the main reason for the decline in PC gaming. Infinity Ward’s community relations manager expressed his amazement in a blog entitled They Wonder Why People Don’t Make PC Games Any More. To read the story in full, head …

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Nintendo cracks down on piracy in Korea

Nintendo has asked South Korean prosecutors to investigate local websites that have uploaded illegal pirate copies of DS games. According to the Financial Times , the move marks the first time the Japanese video games maker has called upon prosecutors in Asia to help combat piracy. Nintendo’s Korean unit filed …

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