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Law of the Game on Joystiq: RIP Consumer Rights

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games:

"Last week, Sean Bersell of the EMA directed me to a lawsuit out of California that had him concerned. Once I had a chance to read over the suit, I didn't just share Sean's concern, I was actually cringing at the potential of this suit to bring about the death of consumer rights as we know them. If you have ever bought a DVD, CD, or video game, then this suit could affect you. I sincerely hope that the courts will, in their wisdom, not side with Universal Music Group's expansive view of the copyright law. But, I'm getting ahead of myself. The suit in question is UMG Recordings Inc. v. Augusto. (The EFF has many of the court documents available at that link, if you would like to read the filings.)"

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