p2pnet news view | Kids & Kartels:-Can it possibly be any more risible than this?
The so-called Business Software Alliance (BSA), owned by the likes of Microsoft and Apple, is trying to spam surfers with a bizarre online version of Cluedo.
It’s, “part of its campaign to stamp out software piracy,” says Digital Bulletin.
Developed in association with games company Hasbro, it, “lets people play detective to uncover the software pirate,” says the story. “The game, which has been developed by Banner in conjunction with Cluedo’s owners Hasbro, involves players taking the role of a managing director moving from room to room in an office, working out how illegal software was allowed to proliferate.
“The game is being sent to workplace email addresses and has a direct marketing element, encouraging players to visit a BSA-run website that uses a fictional character called Sam to help firms with software problems.”
What else can you expect from a group which came up with an appalling weasel-like “copyright crusader” meant to brainwash young children?
Clueless would be more appropriate.