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if they are going to do so, i hope they plan on cutting the price a substantial amount. They are going to see much more revenue now that used games cant be traded between friends or bought at a discount through stores. It's shameful
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

Well perhaps more gamer's will move to PC and a new golden age of PC gaming will begin while Sony cries about them pirates on there hacked PS4's. One can dream right rolleyes.gif

Wouldn't that be amazing. We would stop getting crappy console ports and see some real games.

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They are going to see much more revenue now that used games cant be traded between friends or bought at a discount through stores.

Hopefully people will wise up and Sony will see significantly less revenue
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post #13 of 545
Wouldn't be surprised if the next Xbox has something similar also.
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It will be extra fun when the PS4's start breaking down a few years later and people can't just go out and buy a new one as there games would not work. Oh the joy.
Well perhaps more gamer's will move to PC and a new golden age of PC gaming will begin while Sony cries about them pirates on there hacked PS4's. One can dream right rolleyes.gif

I wonder how Sony plans on getting around United States Law? Specifically "Fair Use" and the DMCA ( Digital Millennium Copyright Act) with regards to copy protection for archival purposes, which expressly allows the end user to copy software for their own use.

Besides, you'd think that Sony would have a longer memory, especially after the United States Supreme Court ALREADY has ruled (in this case, to protect Sony) in "Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc." While not a direct parallel, it does have some interesting possible extensions.
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Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984), also known as the “Betamax case”, is a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States which ruled that the making of individual copies of complete television shows for purposes of time shifting does not constitute copyright infringement, but is fair use. The Court also ruled that the manufacturers of home video recording devices, such as Betamax or other VCRs (referred to as VTRs in the case), cannot be liable for infringement. The case was a boon to the home video market as it created a legal safe haven for the technology, which also significantly benefited the entertainment industry through the sale of pre-recorded movies.

As far as the DMCA is concerned, Section 6 already covers it:
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(VI) Circumvention for preservation
Section (VI) allows allows circumvention for purposes of preservation by a library or archives, with respect to works in its collection.
post #15 of 545
Oh Sony you devil , that´s not going to go down well at all.
I stopped buying into Sony after getting burnt with failed propriety formats.
One things for sure , this is not the way to try and win back customers.
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No... just no.

Fine patent the tech, but for the love of all that is common sense, don't USE it... at least if you have a good few methods patented, no one else can use them. So maybe they're dong it for a good cause and stopping it from being used?... right..... buttkick.gif
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Now on the other hand, I think it's scummy how when game stop or other trade in places sell used games, not a penny of that goes to the game developer
Why? It doesn't work that way with anything else. Car manufacturers don't get anything out of used car sales. TV manufacturers don't get anything out of used TV sales. If you go to a yard sale, anything you buy, the manufacturer of it won't get a penny for (directly out of that transaction).

Why do you feel they deserve anything in used sales?
    
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Don't see what the big deal is, this is just like buying a PC game through steam. Yea you can sell your whole account to sell your game(s) but that is kinda pointless. It is a greedy move by Sony, but they have their right as it is their console.
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post #19 of 545
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Don't see what the big deal is, this is just like buying a PC game through steam. Yea you can sell your whole account to sell your game(s) but that is kinda pointless. It is a greedy move by Sony, but they have their right as it is their console.

Except that if I buy a new computer because my hard drive takes a dump, you don't have to buy an entire new library of games.
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Interesting. I doubt this will stop me from purchasing the system though. This does kinda make me angry though.

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