Nintendo of America recently
wrote to the Assistant US Trade Representative for Intellectual Property
and Innovation, Mr. Stanford McCoy, on the issue of game piracy. The report
written by Nintendo is part of US copyright holders annual chance to make
anti-piracy recommendations for the Special 301 Report.
Political jargon aside,
Nintendo’s report pleads with the government to work on better tackling foreign
piracy; blocking file-sharing websites; and harsher prosecution of people who
pirate games. Nintendo cites “huge losses” as the reason behind their
In their report Nintendo
mentions Mexico, China, Brazil and Spain as the highest offending countries
when it comes to piracy of their products, and suggests plans of action to
reduce piracy in each region. Read on for some of Nintendo’s general comments
and the link to the full, quite lengthy, report.
“Nintendo, along with its publishers and developers, is injured by the
prevalence and ease of illegal online distribution.”
“In the past few years, the scope of online piracy for Nintendo has grown
dramatically. Every month tens of thousands of illegal Nintendo game files are
detected on the Internet. The legal environment to limit the flow of these
files remains extremely challenging.”
For the full report check
out this link.