Piracy curbs game industry in Middle East

29 October 2008

The chief executive of the Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance said the video game industry will never grow in the Middle East until Saudi Arabia and other large regional markets crack down on their high rates of piracy, reported The National. Speaking at the inaugural Dubai World Game Expo in Dubai, Scott Butler praised the UAE for its efforts to fight game piracy, but said other markets in the region, such as Saudi Arabia, must also get tough on protecting intellectual property rights.

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