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293. Re: @Jerykk May 9, 2008, 14:57 Tigger
 
And this is why you see so many "certified used cars" on major dealership lots. They realize that resale of vehicles is big business and they want to take part in that. If they tried to claim that reselling your car violated the terms of service and refused to service cars (support) cars that the original owner wasn't driving people would revolt.

Which is what PC gamers are doing now. We're being treated like unless we're the original owner of the software that we don't have any right to use the software.

I agree with you on this point, but we need to change copyright law so that its application is universal and standardized in the US. Because the problem is that the EULA says we DO NOT have to right to resell it. The EULA says that we have purchased a license to run the software, NOT ownership.

So, before someone wikipedia's me to death, I already know that these 2 points have been challanged before. The problem is that the letter of the law and the case law don't agree and thus, are rendered useless. Companies are free to put whatever they want in a EULA and make decisions based on that EULA.

I've said before that good copy protection is enough to make it hard to steal software casually, but not intrusive enough to be noticed by the end user.

So, before someone uses this statement against me:
If I had my way, the project I mentioned earlier would do that and kill all but the most current installation

I didn't say my opinion was right - I just said it was my opinion at the time we were specing the license system.


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