New blow against video game piracy in Spain. As reported by AEVI in a recent statement, a court in Jaén has sentenced to two years in prison, a daily fine of 10 euros for two years and compensation of about 105,000 euros to the administrator of a website that offered illegal content of video games. / p>
This sanction comes after a complaint from the national employers’ association responsible for PS3Pirata that came to offer more than 5,000 titles in its library. After this news, AEVI wanted to praise the joint effort of the Spanish Justice and the State Security Forces and Corps in combating piracy in the country.
Piracy is the first obstacle in the consolidation of videogames in Spain ” It is important that intellectual property legislation is applied: intellectual property rights contribute to safeguarding creation, the development of culture and fostering technological innovation. Piracy is the first obstacle in the consolidation of the videogame sector in Spain with the generation of employment and the recruitment of talent associated with it. Therefore, it is important to assume the value provided by the creators of video games and continue to work together to advance in this area by effectively applying the current regulations ” José María Moreno, general director of AEVI, wanted to comment.
According to estimates of the association, the state stops entering 56 million euros each year only as VAT, while preventing the creation of 1,610 jobs in the industry. ” During the past year there were 234 million illegal accesses to videogames worth 5,479 million euros, with a loss of profit of more than 265 million euros “, they added.