It IS possible for ISPs to control the websites/filetypes/content that you are able to access. BUTImagine all the information that will be blocked. Access to legal content will also be affected.An effective BUT DEFINITELY NOT a viable solution.
Recent public backlash due to Ubisoft’s decision to connect to server constantly
Can these be avoided?
Marketing, CGI, Voice actors, Packaging, Developers, Designers etcetc.Actually, counting inflation, cost of games has not changed all that much.
Cost/ waiting time per game can be lowered. Breaking games into modules -> Customized games for each person?Not cheap. Need constant attention to a game for a period of time. (Maybe 2-3 years?)Resources can be used elsewhere.Effectiveness depends on quality/brand names of the companiesSolution simply provides incentive for the public to purchase an original product
Advertisements only shown in cinemas – Show on TV, newspapers, PostersEducation system – Most schools have IT/social studies subjects where students learn about computers/Internet. Include IT awareness in schoolsThe media has been quiet about any news/punishments regarding media piracy casesSolutions take some time before results can be seen. Effectiveness might be low, depends on public acceptanceCost wise will be quite high -> Marketing campaigns are never cheap
According to our interview with Ubisoft<br />Fraudulent distribution for free - (peer to peer / bit torrents)<br />Resale in black market for a fee lower than market prices<br />90% of games played on PC are pirated!<br />
Why is it a problem for us?<br />We won’t remain ‘consumers’ for long!<br />KILLS the market<br />Hinders potential profitability of smaller projects<br />
Helped users to find singles/albums at cheaper prices</li></li></ul><li>Survey<br />If the previous reason(s) was(were) reduced, do you think they would still purchase/download pirated media?<br />No(48%)<br />Yes(52%)<br />
Survey<br />Why would people still download pirated media ?<br /><ul><li>“People rather get something free rather than cheap.”
“Unless it is offered free, price is always a factor.”
Main Reason: Free media </li></li></ul><li>Survey<br />Do you know of the legal consequences of piracy?<br />Yes(50%)<br />No (50%)<br />
What is the penalty for piracy?<br />b) $100,000 per copy<br />Maximum $1,000,000 per charge<br />Imprisonment up to ten years.<br />a) $10,000 per copy<br />Maximum $100,000 per charge<br />Imprisonment up to ten years.<br />34% <br />22% <br />Correct <br />answer:<br />17% <br />27% <br />d) $10,000 per copy<br />Maximum $100,000 per charge<br />Imprisonment up to five years.<br />c) $5,000 per copy<br />Maximum $50,000 per charge<br />Imprisonment up to five years.<br />
Problem: No Awareness<br /><ul><li>Searching for the term “media piracy laws in singapore”
Link to IPOS at the middle to bottom-half of search results
Not even at the page regarding laws</li></li></ul><li>Solutions<br />
Conclusion<br /><ul><li>Media Piracy is hard to control