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GameTap Free Game Cutbacks

The GameTap Blog announces a large number of games will be removed from their library of free offerings as of Thursday, at which time one of their paid "Gold" memberships will be required for continued access. Their reasoning is this: "As many of you know, over the past year or so we’ve released well over one hundred games for free, in order to entice people to sample what GameTap has to offer and, hopefully, subscribe to our service. This strategy has worked incredibly well for us, and now we’re ready to move on." This leads to a pitch to subscribe, but they offer the following outlook for penny-pinchers: "If you can’t afford that, don’t worry, we’ve still got quite a few games for you to try out. Not only are we keeping over 40 games around for you, we’ll also continue to entice you with weekly samplers - full, free games you can play for one week only. Going into the future, these games include Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, X-Com: UFO Defense, and many more we have not yet announced. You can guarantee that a lot of the games we’re removing will make brief appearances in the future!" Thanks Voodoo Extreme.

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25. Re: GameTap Free Game Cutbacks Jan 27, 2009, 02:19 GT
 
Not to me it's not and, judging by Steam's success, not to others.
It's still a huge difference even if you personally don't value it. Most people use Steam for Valve's games because the games require it. Only loners like you who don't have friends or family to share games with don't mind the fact that you can't share or sell your games because of Steam.

I listed a specific example
Learn to read! I wrote below that your example isn't applicable to this discussion because it is a derivative works issue not one involving software copyright. You can't distribute derivative works of any copyrighted material (music, writing, etc.) without explicit authorization from the copyright holder of the original work. So the author of those music samples can restrict your derivative use of them through a contract. That is why you can't use the music samples for unrestricted use in your own music. It has nothing to do with software copyrights. A EULA doesn't trump the right of first sale. If you wanted to sell those music samples on the original media on which you received them, you legally could do that regardless of what the EULA might say.

Not only that but US courts don't apply here in Europe.
So why the fuck did you even bring it up, dumbass? Don't spout off about U.S. law when you don't even fucking live here and don't really know our laws and how they are applied. Just because you read some crap on some Internet forum written by a bunch of clueless musicians doesn't mean you know a damn thing about U.S. copyright law. You obviously don't.

Go fuck a goat... or your dad... whatever turns you on.
Keep your sexual fantasies to yourself.

This comment was edited on Jan 27, 2009, 02:46.
 
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