http://www.techdirt....-torrents.shtml Game Developer Connects With Pirates, Sees Massive Support & Deletion Of Torrents from the how-it's-done dept
One of the long-running themes here at Techdirt has been our insistence that the best way to combat any negative effects of piracy is for content creators to connect with fans, buyers, and pirates alike. If you treat people in a congenial, awesome way, the goodwill you garner will not only make up for any piracy negatives, but can actually propel your work to further success. Unfortunately, too few people seem to avoid the understandable but unproductive emotional response that comes with having your work show up on sites like The Pirate Bay. The vast majority of responses are vitriolic. Nevermind that some creators, such as when Hotline Miami's developers decided to embrace pirates, have experienced the boon of goodwill and sales as a result. No, anger and threats of legal action tend to rule the day.
A shame people don't understand Piracy and all too often confuse it with File-Sharing
It's the equivelent of misinformed people thinking copying is the same as stealing.
I have no respect nor any money for companies / people that try and trick others like this story purely for the sake of perpetuating propaganda.
File-Sharing (the correct term) has nothing to with piracy that is a seperate issue. Those involved buy a lot and we are a large amount of revenue this is proven.
I buy what i pirate and i pirate what i buy, in other words i use no cd/dvd cracks on ones i buy etc and i only buy games i play.
Just because crack is sold on the street corner doesn't mean its an epidemic and everyone is doing it.
I advise people to get educated and one place i like that focuses on this issue is Torrentfreek