The idea behind the awareness week is not just to remove links but to educate people and inform them about game piracy.
Stop saying that you can’t fight piracy. Educate yourself. Educate others. Or just don’t approve it. That makes a difference.
- By using pirate games you are basically stealing from the actual developer of the game. This is how they make their living. If you don’t pay for the game, then they don’t make any money.
- Game development takes time (sometimes years) and money. It is only right that developers get paid for their hard work.
- By using a pirated game you are not entitled to any technical support or updates for that product.
- Pirated games can often expose your computer to viruses, spyware and adware, to name a few. If your computer is infected then you only have yourself to blame.
- The bottom line is that pirating games is illegal and people do get caught!
Piracy: Why is it wrong? – An article by ELSPA to make consumers aware of the issues with piracy.
I will just quote one argument from that article:
By knowingly purchasing or downloading a counterfeit computer game you are running the risk of children having access to unsuitable material.
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