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Op Ed

Games On Net -- How Cloud Gaming Turned Piracy Into Espionage.
But cloud games aren’t fully held by you, the gamer. The gamer only gets enough code to display the game on their computer. Critical data is stored on the server and streamed during play.

This is more than DRM because the gamer gets substantial benefits from the online connection. Two of the biggest are easy access to multiplayer games and increased protection from hacks. Neither could be provided without the online requirement—online-only means a large multiplayer population, and protecting the server code makes it difficult to hack.

Converting a cloud game to a single player game through reverse engineering is taking what the publisher hasn’t given you, and changing it to something else—with completely different benefits. It’s not fighting DRM. It’s taking what’s not yours.

1. Re: Op Ed May 11, 2012, 10:19 InBlack
Hmmm lets try to reverse the argument. Does the consumer actually own the client files? Does he rent them? Who owns what here? If I spend 60 bucks on Diablo3, did I actually buy the game? Do I own it? What portion of the game do I own? If I have to stream and access data all the time for the game to even load (monsters, levels, items, etc) did I even BUY the game, or did I pay a one time subscription fee??

And now the most important questions: What happens when the servers are down?

Im not condoling piracy here, Im just saying. EULAs suck. They are unconstitutional and have always infringed on the rights of the consumer/customer.
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