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.