EuroGamer - EU Court Rules that You May Resell Downloaded Games
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July 5th, 2012, 23:08
I'm not sure where this is going, but reselling digital copies is so much mre convenient than say, used books or DVDs that it may shift the market towards waiting for available resells. If it hurts developpers too much, then it will drive them under.
Also it can act as a cover for people selling unlegitimate copies, disguised as legitimate somehow. That doesn't sound too terribly hard. That can force publishers into implementing more creative DRM.
This may look like a way to shave off a few bucks from a gaming budget, but the collateral damage could potentially outweigh the benefits.
Finally, as an indie that doesn't much feel like putting ressources into copy protection, this kinda freaks me out. But that's just me.
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