So, yeah, Iceland is not part of the European Union. Though, they have applied.
I have no idea how the EU's privacy laws would apply to CCP, were it in the union. Or how that might apply to something like the CSM. Or how I would check that up. Or even if I care that much. I'm not in the EU, after all.
Anyhow, I came across this little table on the Wikipedia page.
|Direction of trade||Goods (2009)||Services (2008)||FDI (2008)|
|EU to Iceland||€1.34 billion||€502 million||€3.2 billion|
|Iceland to EU||€2.17 billion||€620 million||€6.5 billion|
Made me wonder if CCP would be included in that €620M services export. If so, would it fall under services? And how much of that export would it account for? CCP revenue is approximately €40M now. So, probably around €30M in 2008. The US accounts for, what, maybe 50% of that revenue? Europe, maybe 30%? So, about €9M in revenue from EU customers alone? If any of that is accurate, then EVE Online would have accounted for 1.5% of the service exports to the EU in 2008. That seems like a fair chunk for one single, small company. Kudos, CCP.
I know. Pointless post. Just something that caught my eye while looking for something else totally unrelated.
In other news, the market value of CCP Games is $185M USD. So, if any of you have $200M USD laying around you can buy CCP Games.