Is this even English? Wow.
You obliously understod it, so where is the problem? English is my third language, excuse me for not being as fluent as a native speaker.
Well I'll tell you how it's unlike those things - you can't copy a book easily without access to a machine to bind it. You can't rebuild furniture without being skilled at wood handling and lading. You can't reproduce art without being an artist.
And here we go again. We are not talking about pirating here, remember that Mr. EA employee. There is NO difference between a second hand book (covers are perhaps smudged, a few pages bent) and a second hand computer game (inlays smudged, fingers on the disc) - the content, that being text or data of either, is unchanged.
You are either stupid (unlikely - or at least very well schooled) or consciously derailing the subject (more than likely).
That works in a physical commodity market, it isn't so successful in an intellectual property market. Which is the whole point of this discussion, let me know I'm going too fast for you here champ.
You are, please indulge me with a clarification: How do YOU define intellectual property? I have never seen a company selling its IP to ordinary people. Designer furniture? The IP is in the curves, the choice of leather etc. The product sold represent the IP and is a copy of the original thoughts and ideas, a copy which allows prices FAR higher than your average IKEA look-alike.
I would be stumped to find out that EA actually sold its IP along each game. BOld move, to be sure. NO.
EA sells (or tries to lease for full price) a copy. Just like Any other company. The amount of IP invested in designer a bolt or a hinge might differ, but EVERY product You can buy represents someones investment in product development: IP.
This has nothing to do with my post at all. In fact, I'm not even sure what point you're trying to make.
Read what others have written, if You need clarification on this. I am certain You understand perfectly, but are too afraid to broach the subject.