Originally Posted by chaosblade02
Its officially illegal in the US, but there is absolutely nothing they can do to enforce it here. They mostly go after the ones who pirate and create copies to sell for $$$. And IMO those are the ones they should be going after instead of the small guy who just wants to play a game they can't afford.
If one looks at the profits for the gaming industry, they are by no means suffering in the slightest, even during these hard economic times they are getting record sales on some games.
well they can enforce it if SOPA passes, which there is a chance since congress is heavily lobbied
also, i mean, sure its cool that Switzerland is pretty progressive with their laws and stuff but that just means, legally, nobody in the country would have to pay for any movies or games at all, then technically in Switzerland all the revenue that goes to the artists would have to be "donations".
That means, all the game and movie producers can do is rely heavily on DRM which nobody wants in the first place, because now they technically can't rely on the government. I could host a website in switzerland that has pirated downloads to any games or movies, and it cannot be taken down since its not illegal. Put yourself in the shoes of the people who work hundreds of hours developing the games