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1 Research Presentation: Video Game Piracy Edfan P. Tjandra Comp 450

2 Thesis & Background Even though it is considered as a victimless crime, video game piracy has caused many repercussions such as losing jobs and tax revenue.

3 Thesis & Background Even though it is considered as a victimless crime, video game piracy has caused many repercussions such as losing jobs and tax revenue. Background: Video games piracy has been around since there was an Internet. Video games piracy forced some companies to merge with other companies and some of them to go bankrupt.

4 Facts Video games piracy has caused $3 billion tax revenue loss anually and approximately 100,000 direct jobs.

5 Facts Video games piracy has caused $3 billion tax revenue loss anually and approximately 100,000 direct jobs. The industries have no one to blame for piracy.

6 Facts Video games piracy has caused $3 billion tax revenue loss anually and approximately 100,000 direct jobs. The industries have no one to blame for piracy. The industries believe in themselves that their products can not be cracked -> hacking is morally acceptable.

7 Facts Video games piracy has caused $3 billion tax revenue loss anually and approximately 100,000 direct jobs. The industries have no one to blame for piracy. The industries believe in themselves that their products can not be cracked -> hacking is morally acceptable. Most piracies are done outside of the countries where the games are developed which makes the laws are powerless.

8 History NES and Sega Genesis: use cartridge.

9 History NES and Sega Genesis: use cartridge. PSX: use the first recordable media called CD. It was over after modified chips and CD-ROM were introduced.

10 History NES and Sega Genesis: use cartridge. PSX: use the first recordable media called CD. It was over after modified chips and CD-ROM were introduced. Sega Dreamcast: uses a special disk format called GD-ROM It was over Utopia bootdisk was invented.

11 History NES and Sega Genesis: use cartridge. PSX: use the first recordable media called CD. It was over after modified chips and CD-ROM were introduced. Sega Dreamcast: uses a special disk format called GD-ROM It was over Utopia bootdisk was invented. PS2, Xbox, Xbox360, Wii: use DVD. Cracked by modifying the playback software to write the decrypted and decoded audio/video streams to the hard drive.

12 History NES and Sega Genesis: use cartridge. PSX: use the first recordable media called CD. It was over after modified chips and CD-ROM were introduced. Sega Dreamcast: uses a special disk format called GD-ROM It was over Utopia bootdisk was invented. PS2, Xbox, Xbox360, Wii: use DVD. Cracked by modifying the playback software to write the decrypted and decoded audio/video streams to the hard drive. NDS, PSP: homebrew system.

13 History NES and Sega Genesis: use cartridge. PSX: use the first recordable media called CD. It was over after modified chips and CD-ROM were introduced. Sega Dreamcast: uses a special disk format called GD-ROM It was over Utopia bootdisk was invented. PS2, Xbox, Xbox360, Wii: use DVD. Cracked by modifying the playback software to write the decrypted and decoded audio/video streams to the hard drive. NDS, PSP: homebrew system. PS3: uses Blu-ray disc. It has not been completely managed to crack yet.

14 Ethical Issue Subjective & Cultural Relativism: Right and wrong are relative.

15 Ethical Issue Subjective & Cultural Relativism: Right and wrong are relative. Divine Commandment Theory: Piracy is stealing. Stealing is against the Ten Commandments.

16 Ethical Issue Subjective & Cultural Relativism: Right and wrong are relative. Divine Commandment Theory: Piracy is stealing. Stealing is against the Ten Commandments. Kantianism: Pirates use developers' work as their means to an end.

17 Ethical Issue (continued) Act Utilitarianism: Against the Principle of Utility where pirates get the most benefit (happiness).

18 Ethical Issue (continued) Act Utilitarianism: Against the Principle of Utility where pirates get the most benefit (happiness). Social Contract Theory: There is no mutual benefit between software developers and hackers.

19 Future Impacts & Prevention Impacts: Video games will decrease in number and quality.

20 Future Impacts & Prevention Impacts: Video games will decrease in number and quality. Prevention: PC: A server based multiplayer online game where hack is not possible. Nintendo: modded console checker. Microsoft: Xbox Live to look for modified console. Sony: Blu-ray media which is expensive and hard to copy.

21 Conclusion Video games piracy will never cease as long as video games exist.


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