ESA report suggests crackdown on game copyright infringement in 2012

Wednesday, 29th May 2013 08:54 GMT By Dave Cook

The Entertainment Software Association has released its 2012 annual report, confirming that it successfully served over 99,500 takedown notices to owners of Google Links leading to material that infringed on game copyrights.

Gamepolitics reports that across all forms of media, the ESA served a total of 3.4 million takedown notices last year alone, and that offending material was taken down 10% faster than they were in 2011.

Around 5.4 million files were deleted as a result of the crackdown, and about 55% of them were removed in less than a day, suggesting a real effort to block piracy of games and other infringements.

You can read the full report here.

Cheers, Polygon.



  1. sh4dow

    Great… the real questions are:
    a) did that really do something to prevent piracy?
    b) did it increase or decrease game sales?

    #1 2 years ago

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