Anti-piracy Company Admits to Pirating, With an Interesting Reason Why

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 11 October 2011 15:35

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An anti-piracy company recently dabbled in an experiment to get videogame pirates to answer a survey. What they did was get ahold of the leaked beta of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and modify it so that after a few missions it would close the game and open up a website containing a survey about the player's pirating of the game. Interestingly enough, this anti-piracy company then seeded this to over a million people, they claim. They had about 900,000 of those million take the survey, and their results are fairly intriguing. Another odd thing about this, the company didn't have permission from Square Enix, who developed the game, to do this, so by claiming that they did this they opened themselves up to law suit. They said they tried to get game companies behind this idea but none would do it, so they took a jump. You can read more about what was found in the survey as well as more details on this whole thing from TorrentFreak.