SCEA Putting Together Anti-Piracy Team

February 25, 2011 -

Sony Computer Entertainment America is hiring for a special team to deal with piracy, according to a recent job listing by the company. The post on SCEA’s recruitment site seeks a senior corporate counsel and senior paralegal to spearhead the development and implementation of an "anti-piracy program."

The positions would require a deep knowledge of trademark and copyright law, experience with online investigative practices, online databases, DMCA tracking products, and anti-piracy services and software. The goal of all this is to create a program with a "strong strategic online component" that would take input from SCEA's marketing, product development and business development departments.

As you might guess, this is to combat the proliferation of tools, programs and information related to hacking the PS3. The program would also deal with file-sharers passing around games such as the recently leaked PS3 title Killzone 3.

Source: Eurogamer


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Re: SCEA Putting Together Anti-Piracy Team

Sony has yet to learn that hacking != piracy, much less anything else relevant to the discussion.

Re: SCEA Putting Together Anti-Piracy Team

I think it's more that they don't care that playing pirated games isn't the only thing you can do with a hacked console. This seems more like keeping the PS3 a closed system than keeping down piracy. Even if the majority of people used hacked PS3s only for running Linux, they would probably still be sending lawsuits to everyone they could.

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Ya but you do that by spending money on network changes,updates and more moderators looking for cheaters not wasteing money trying to make whats still a right illegal.


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Re: SCEA Putting Together Anti-Piracy Team

So they're going to try to put out a grease fire with water? Great, that means it'll blow up in their face. I'm not surprised that Sony is reacting like this. Why can't they learn that laws and locks will never be effective? Any lock that can be opened can be broken into and copying is easy regardless of what laws you make. So why don't they just offer people something that is more attractive than infringement?

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Meh more suits looking to walk all over the public...joy.....


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Re: SCEA Putting Together Anti-Piracy Team

Wait, do they mean a deep knowledge of actual trademark and copyright law, or a deep "knowledge" of the way they wish trademark and copyright law worked?

Re: SCEA Putting Together Anti-Piracy Team

In other words they are looking for people who, given enough funding, can abuse the legal system and get away with it?  Fantastic....

Re: SCEA Putting Together Anti-Piracy Team

About the only thing corporate lawyers are paid to do anymore is to find as many loopholes as possible.

Re: SCEA Putting Together Anti-Piracy Team

Please, the only people they will be further punishing are legitimate consumers.

 
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Matthew Wilsonhttp://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/13-year-old-minecraft-player-confesses-to-swatting-police-say/ not surprised.03/27/2015 - 3:51pm
Matthew WilsonI know most of my friends first saw robotech when it was on Toonami in the mid 90s, but it is possible that a fan who watched it in the 80s are in a position to do it.03/27/2015 - 1:04pm
Andrew EisenRobotech was mid 80s. Fans of the show (who were kids when it aired) are my age and older.03/27/2015 - 1:01pm
Matthew Wilsontiming. anime only really became widely known in the US in the mid 90s. if we assume it was mostly kids watching it, they still wouldnt be high enough in managment to be given full creative control yet. it would still be another 5 to 10 years for that.03/27/2015 - 12:59pm
Andrew EisenI agree. Now what makes you think that there is no one in power who cares about (or has the ability to) make a good adaptation?03/27/2015 - 12:47pm
Matthew Wilsonits not about pratice, it is about people who understand it getting in to positions of power.03/27/2015 - 12:34pm
Matthew Wilsonallot of the comic book characters that have been turned in to good movies started in the 70s or earlier.03/27/2015 - 12:32pm
Andrew EisenWell, if it really does take two generations of practice to get it right, we'll never get good live action adaptations of anime if no one starts making them.03/27/2015 - 12:31pm
Andrew EisenWhat have you seen that would make you say that?03/27/2015 - 12:30pm
Matthew WilsonIt took 2 genarations of comic book reader before we got good comic book movies. I imagine that will be the case for anime as well.03/27/2015 - 12:28pm
Matthew Wilson@AE yes if they have people that understand the content give it a shot, but as far as I can tell that does not look like it is happening in this case.03/27/2015 - 12:26pm
Andrew EisenI understand the skepticism but I don't think "this will never work" and "no one should even bother" are very healthy attitudes.03/27/2015 - 12:11pm
Andrew EisenWhy would you doubt that? A lot of writers are my age and older, the perfect age to be fans of the content. All I'm saying is it's not impossible to get a good Robotech movie. In fact, it's more likely today than any other time.03/27/2015 - 12:11pm
Matthew Wilson@AE the difference is in the case of marvel the writers and directors clearly understand the source content. I doubt many of any of them are that way with robotech, or any anime for that matter.03/27/2015 - 11:10am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.playstationtrophies.org/news/news-15838-Sony-Cuts-the-Price-of-PlayStation-TV-Today.html Sony cuts the price of the Vita TV in the UK, still wont force developers to make their stuff compatible with it.03/27/2015 - 10:49am
Andrew EisenMechaCrash - It's true, there are a lot of examples of crap adaptations. But there are increasing numbers of great adaptations such as the Marvel movies. That said, it's certainly going to be an uphill battle at Sony, especially with Tom Rothman around.03/27/2015 - 10:45am
ZippyDSMleeOh live action crap...I dunno with hollywood being stuck in the 90s grimdarkblack mode I can not see how anything would work well other than SNK or Akira.. then again Akira is a bit of head trip...03/27/2015 - 10:11am
MechaCrashI meant Hollywood in general. If they did a Robotech movie, it'd just be a slightly tweaked Macross, because usually when people talk about Robotech, they just mean the first third. Nobody cares about the Masters/Southern Cross or Invid/MOSPAEDA stuff.03/27/2015 - 9:36am
ZippyDSMleeYes Macross is good..... robotech....not so much..... Now Pizza Cats that's the definitive TV dub, if not best dub ever I'd put it up there with COwboy Bebop just becuse the Pizza Cats dub is fun as heck and crazy,Medabots and Fighting Foodons are decent.03/27/2015 - 9:20am
InfophileAged well plot-wise, I mean. The animation is showing its age, but if you don't mind that, the plot holds up quite well03/27/2015 - 6:52am
 

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