Originally Posted by Jess94
Governments are supposed to protect citizens from corporations, not the other way around. This ruling, along with the barring of class-action lawsuits, is just the start of a long and dangerous path down right wing politics and ideology.
Corporations are the citizens! This "hate the corporations movement" has a very limited understanding of how a corporation works, and how absolutely necessary it is for their existence. Yes, governments provide oversight, agreed.
This ruling allows the software developers to ultimately own the rights of their software. Imagine if you were the developer and your game was being bought and redistributed, you would feel pretty ripped off. It's like when an illustrator creates a piece of artwork for a company. The company uses the artwork at a cost but can't sell it to other companies causing the original creator to make nothing. This happened to my father early on in his illustration career, he felt completely ripped off. This isn't a "right wing" political ruling, it doesn't just help "big bad evil devil corporations" it also helps the individual indie developers from getting ripped off.
With that said. As a consumer I don't feel like it's good for the game industry to not be able to sell used games. But I understand why the developers feel otherwise. It's a difficult subject.Edited by ezikiel12 - 10/5/11 at 3:27pm