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Submitted by comradestalin 840d ago | news

EU Court Ruling Allows for Re-sale of Used Games by End-Users (YOU!)

Had a game gathering dust on your shelf or taking space on your hard drive? Living in fear of copyright rulings as of late that’s seemingly brought the hammer down on anyone and everyone? Well quiver in fear no longer…at least if you live in Europe. (Industry, Tech)

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Trebius51  +   840d ago
When i buy a game, its MY property. Maybe i shouldnt be allowed to start a BUSINESS which makes the bulk of their money selling used games (gamestop), but if i want to sell a game i purchased at full retail, i WILL regardless of any stupid law telling me i cant.
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Hicken  +   840d ago
Don't knock GameStop too bad. Unless they started rentals or something, there's no way they'd be able to function without used game sales.

... of course, now they're selling iDevices, too, so that should help a bit, but even those initial costs are probably covered by used game sales, as they just don't make much of anything off new product.
Baka-akaB  +   840d ago
Good , that and digital prices were the only real issues . Of course you should be able to resell a license to a software , with limitations of one licensée per software of course
nukeitall  +   840d ago
I was gonna say, we in the US has been enjoying the first sale doctrine that allows us to resell legally purchased software. However, this extends beyond that and now makes it illegal to prevent used game sales including digital games!

Hurrayyy for Europeans! Enjoy it!!! XD
LightofDarkness  +   840d ago
Excellent, this should protect consumers' rights for a little while longer, while also slowing the advance of a totally publisher controlled digital market.
Emilio_Estevez  +   840d ago
Hmmm. Don't think US will follow suit.
SactoGamer  +   840d ago
I hope the US follows suit.

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