Should have posted this yesterday but . . .
All this week we want to ask Indie Devs and Gaming portals to take part in an awareness campaign towards game piracy.
Every day StampOutPiracy reports hundreds of links to illegal pirated games that are hosted on file sharing accounts. We also try and take down full warez sites/blogs and Ebay listings.
The idea behind the awareness week is not just to remove links but to educate people and inform them about game piracy. This is where you guys and gals come in.
At some point this week why not try and educate your customers/visitors about game piracy? Some ideas on how to do this:
* Write a blog post about game piracy.
* Inform your newsletter signups about the dangers of using pirated games.
* Report piracy to us using our form.
* If you’re a member of another gaming forum then why not start a thread about game piracy.
* Link to one of our articles or to an article on another anti-piracy site (some listed below).
* Add a StampOutPiracy text link or button to your website/blog.
* Write an article about game piracy and post it to a number of article websites.
* Include an anti-piracy message in your game(s).
* Include an anti-piracy message in a forum signature.
These are just some ideas and I’m sure people will have a lot more.
Some useful links for you:
StampOutPiracy Information and Articles – http://stampoutpiracy.com/moreinfo.htm
SIIA Anti Piracy - https://www.siia.net/piracy/
ELSPA: Software Piracy - http://www.elspa.com/?t=whywrong
FAST – http://www.fast.org.uk
The more people that get involved the better. It would also be great if some of the large gaming portals did something too.
If you’re going to do something then why not post about it here. We’ll be happy to add anyone to our Supporters section at http://www.stampoutpiracy.com/supporters.htm just let us have the details.