Gaming Companies Band to Fight Piracy

10 October 2008

A group of international companies in the games technologies industry have formed an association to participate in the enforcement of intellectual property rights and other antipiracy activities and initiatives.

The Gaming Industry Piracy Alliance, or GIPA, founded by Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd, WMS Gaming Inc., International Game Technology, Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH a 100 percent subsidiary of Novomatic AG, Bally Technologies Inc, Konami Gaming Inc, SPIELO Manufacturing ULC, Progressive Gaming International Corporation and ATRONIC, will undertake antipiracy efforts in North America, South America, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

"GIPA members expend significant resources in creating intellectual property. The formation of GIPA demonstrates the importance we place on protecting those valuable assets” Orrin Edidin, president of WMS Gaming Inc. said in a prepared statement.