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GameStop Used Game Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed in the Northern District of California against GameStop, citing deceptive practices relating to used game sales. IGN has details on the suit, which stems from a customer buying a used copy of Dragon Age: Origins with the belief that additional DLC was available for free based on the cover blurb. Of course this DLC is part of the new trend intended to impede used-game sales, which the customer learned when they tried to get the DLC, which set them back an additional $15.00, making their final purchase price for the used game $10.00 more than the cost of a brand-new copy (that sound you hear is EA execs exchanging high-fives). IGN has a copy of the complaint in Adobe Acrobat-format, and an article on this on Gamasutra offers thoughts from an analyst saying that GameStop will probably be able to remedy this problem by affixing stickers to used games clarifying DLC availability.

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58. Re: GameStop Used Game Lawsuit Mar 26, 2010, 17:16 lvitriol
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2010, 12:42:
And here come the douchebags in droves claiming oh no, just because you buy something doesn't mean you own it.

Can you resell mp3s you buy from itunes?
Can you resell stock photos you buy from companies?
Can you resell movies you buy over xbox live?


Do you think you should be able to for any of these?

Myself does and noone shall fucking hinder me with laws. There is no difference between digital and material objects, yes! it takes up space just like a hamburger even tho it's tiny, yes there's copying involved but so what, i bet the color on cars is copied too or do they make new colors for each car?.

Should I be able to sell my bike or should I accept it's been linked to me and is unpossible to sell or give away? (knock knock here comes 2083).

This comment was edited on Mar 26, 2010, 18:06.
 
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