Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Piracy solution

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Kokstad
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Piracy solution

    Hi all, i have this business idea (piracy solution) that can help musicians, film companies in s.a make money. I want to start a business that will provide data protection . I have a plan that shows exactly how am i going to do that. I just moved here in johannesburg last month to seek government grant through various organisations. But i have'nt tried any yet, so iam looking for someone who i can trust with my plans and ideas to meet in person for some advice. thnx

  2. #2
    Diamond Member AndyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    4,400
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked 854 Times in 687 Posts
    The best anti-piracy would be for the media distributors to adapt their business models and bring them kicking and screaming into line with twenty-first century technology. That doesn't appear to be happening so it looks like there's a gap in the market for you BUHLE.

    Can you give at least some details of your piracy solution? Is it a novel distribution system or is it special software to allow DRM? I doubt the government will be directly interested because as long as this country isn't on the special 301 watchlist there's little political gain for piracy combating measures. Samro might be interested but even that is a long shot. It's difficult to give further suggestions with no knowledge of your 'solution'.
    _______________________________________________
    I am special and so is Vanash.
    _______________________________________________

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Cape Town & Perth
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Gawf, I read the title and thought it was a piracy solution for the Somalian pirates Sorry.....

  4. #4
    Site Caretaker Dave A's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    20,977
    Thanks
    3,055
    Thanked 2,462 Times in 2,067 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    I was talking to a games developer on the weekend who told me they recently released a new game (online download only). Within hours of the launch it was already pirated and available as free downloads on the web. 24 hours later if you did a Google search for the game they (the only official release site) had slipped down to page 3.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

  5. #5
    Diamond Member adrianh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    5,089
    Thanks
    336
    Thanked 808 Times in 642 Posts
    I also have a business idea for Piracy solution. We keep the pizza & beer vendors in business while the pirates go about their business - The Chinese also have to eat you know!
    How easily someone is offended is directly proportional to how stupid they are.
    ~GS Elevator

  6. #6
    Diamond Member AndyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    4,400
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked 854 Times in 687 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    I was talking to a games developer on the weekend who told me they recently released a new game (online download only). Within hours of the launch it was already pirated and available as free downloads on the web. 24 hours later if you did a Google search for the game they (the only official release site) had slipped down to page 3.
    I'm very interested to know;
    Is this a small independent games developer?
    What genre of game is it?
    Is it marketed locally only or internationally?
    Does it have DRM or a steam requirement?
    Does it require joining an online server to play?
    Can the game be played stand-alone off line?
    What kind of copy prevention was built into the game ie static serial key, registration required etc?
    How much does it cost to purchase a genuine copy from the developers site?
    Was the pirated version of the game release altered from the original in any way, ie was it decompiled, reverse engneered or was a loader script/noCD executable supplied to bypass security?
    Was the pirated release 'scene tagged' if so which _RG was it.

    Finally does the developer equate one pirated download to being one lost sale? How does he consider the pirated version has effected his sales and why?
    _______________________________________________
    I am special and so is Vanash.
    _______________________________________________

  7. #7
    Site Caretaker Dave A's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    20,977
    Thanks
    3,055
    Thanked 2,462 Times in 2,067 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    I'll ask next time I see him.

    I do know this is a small independant games developer, it was marketed internationally, was stand-alone and priced at less than $10.

    It was their first attempt going on their own. Up to now they've been doing online games under sub-contract for Walt Disney. I think it was a puzzle game.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

  8. #8
    Diamond Member wynn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    east london
    Posts
    3,338
    Thanks
    548
    Thanked 624 Times in 523 Posts
    Install a really vicious virus that will not download or will uninstall if the correct one per user password is used?
    "Nobody who has succeeded has not failed along the way"
    Arianna Huffington

    Read the first 10% of my books "Didymus" and "The BEAST of BIKO BRIDGE" for free
    You can also read and download 100% free my short stories "A Real Surprise" and "Pieces of Eight" at
    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/332256

  9. #9
    Diamond Member AndyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    4,400
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked 854 Times in 687 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    I'll ask next time I see him.

    I do know this is a small independant games developer, it was marketed internationally, was stand-alone and priced at less than $10.

    It was their first attempt going on their own. Up to now they've been doing online games under sub-contract for Walt Disney. I think it was a puzzle game.
    If they've never released games under their name then I don't know why pirated versions would appear within a couple of days, that treatment is usually reserved for the big name games. Possibly an inside job......?
    Quote Originally Posted by wynn View Post
    Install a really vicious virus that will not download or will uninstall if the correct one per user password is used?
    That was tried already by SonyBMG, it backfired.
    _______________________________________________
    I am special and so is Vanash.
    _______________________________________________

Similar Threads

  1. [Question] What's your e-commerce solution of choice?
    By kernel32 in forum Technology Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-May-13, 03:36 PM
  2. File sharing, is it just plain piracy?
    By AndyD in forum Technology Forum
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 28-Jan-10, 10:04 AM
  3. Free Fax 2 Email solution
    By RKS Computer Solutions in forum Technology Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-Sep-09, 10:43 AM
  4. HP's BEE solution.
    By Dave A in forum BEE and Employment Equity Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 18-Oct-07, 11:18 AM

Tags for this Thread

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •