Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 12:57 UTC
Google Without giving any detailed information, Madfinger Games announced that because the piracy rates of their game Dead Trigger were so high on Android, they made the game available for free. This sucks balls. I'm interested in more detailed statistics, especially where, exactly, the piracy rate is highest, considering you can only get paid Google Play applications in 31 countries, and then, often only with a credit card (which many people outside of the US don't have and/or use). It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if those piracy rates mostly come from places without paid applications support and/or with lousy payment options. In any case, Google needs to get its act together with the Play Store.
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Does it matter who stole it?
by jefro on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 15:37 UTC
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The fact that the company offered it free is a two fold issue. One is that games and other software that required countless hours of some paid worker time is not gone to further development. OSnews has been one of the leaders promoting internet theft over the last few years. Maybe OSnews is to blame. Why not take a firm position on theft?

The second part is other developers will not be afraid to put too much money in a project that might get stolen. Thanks you crooks. You have turned quality software into socialism. The less you do the safer you are.

I want hungry people creating the best because they will get rewarded with profits! I am tired of crooks stealing property.

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