killer_roach wrote on Aug 27, 2011, 13:45:
Enahs wrote on Aug 27, 2011, 13:39:
This is just a silly concept, by name. The whole argument is flawed.
With a boxed copy, I own that box and game disc. I can break the game disc, use it to play the game, etc.
With digital distribution, you do not own the game; you have a license to use the game on your system.
The real name for "trading digitally distributed items" is actually called RENTING! And you do not need an economists to explain renting to you.....
All right, guys... who let Richard Stallman get online?
If you think you don't need economists to figure this one out, then coming up with a pricing model should be pretty simple, right?
(This oughta be fun)
I do not really get your comment about Stallman? Where did I say things should be free? To simplify for you, " when not involved in illegal activity, returning something you do not own but paid money for is called renting". There are plenty of valid economic models for renting out there; it is not complicated. Why call it trade-in and come up with fancy names and economics and all this complicated stuff and try and confuse the consumer and such and call it what it is, renting. Everybody understands renting. It is not a hard concept to grasp.
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