Pirated Video Game Removal Activity in 2012

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In 2012, the Entertainment Software Associated participated in anti-piracy campaigns that lead to over 5 million pirated video game files being removed from the Internet during the year. Over half of the websites that received notifications that pirated games were on their sites removed the files within t24 hours.

In addition, the industry group for video game manufactures sent nearly 3.4 million alerts to ISPs about peer-to-peer activity involving video games.

Source:  Jeffrey Grubb, “The Entertainment Software Association helped NYPD and Canadian Mounties stop game pirates in 2012,” Venture Beat, GamesBeat, May28, 2013.

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