A new initiative called Stamp Out Piracy, StampOutPiracy.com has been setup to help crack down and reduce the amount of game piracy that takes place over the Internet. Large software companies are not the only ones who are affected by piracy. Small Independent Game Developers are also victims to this illegal activity.
?As Independent Game Developers ourselves we find that people see it as ?ok? to download illegal pirate versions of games?, explains the CEO of StampOutPiracy.com.
?We?re working closely with other Indie Developers and some larger game companies/portals to help to reduce the amount of game piracy as well as trying to re-educate people into thinking differently about piracy?.
Stamp Out Piracy is a free service that has received a lot of support from the Indie Gaming scene so far. As well as reporting whole warez sites, blogs, forums and Ebay listings so they have their content removed, Stamp Out Piracy also has illegal files removed from file sharing accounts on a daily basis.
The owner of the initiative adds that ?File sharing websites need to take a more active approach towards keeping game piracy off their servers. At the moment most warez sites or forums host their files on file sharing accounts like these.?
You can visit Stamp Out Piracy at www.stampoutpiracy.com. The website will be changing on an ongoing basis but it so far features a quick and easy form which people can use to report piracy, information and articles to help educate and suggestions on how other people can get involved.
If you?re an Independent Game Developer or a gaming company and would like to get involved then please email the Stamp Out Piracy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org