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#905737 - 08/04/13 12:08 PM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
Carrie Offline
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Registered: 06/30/01
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Ridiculous. Okay.. okay... that's the way things are now... yes. Understood. But ridiculous.

When books are sold, they're read, and then they're either kept or given away. The recipients are often local libraries or other charities (Goodwill, Scouts, SPCA, etc.). The authors and publishers made their money on the initial purchase. Never has there been such a discussion about secondary ownership.

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#905744 - 08/04/13 12:25 PM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: Carrie]
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Registered: 01/14/10
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Loc: Rivellon
Carrie, thumbsup

The problem here rises when legitimate ownership transfer after burning a game to disk and eventually giving it away or selling it to recover a little of the cost, which you and I think is perfectly alright, gets confused with burning multiple copies of a game with actual intent to defraud.
After all, we're generally not able to print multiple copies of a book.

I totally understand what you're saying. Why be embarrassed about a perfectly legit opinion? Lol! That red faced thingie by your name has to go!

Gil.
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#905764 - 08/04/13 02:06 PM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
Carrie Offline
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Gil~ There's no "wry-faced" grin or a "smirk" choice (closer to what I really wanted)... a half-smile... something like this :/ and the other smiles or angry faces didn't cut it. So I opted for a rosy-cheeked grin, despite its being called "embarassed" (I'm not).

On the subject of being regulated~
When I was a kid, my mom drove a bunch of us kids to the beach- piled in a nifty old WWII Jeep. Summer sunshine, breeze, no special seating, no seatbelts. Even before that, as a tot, I used to stand on the front seat of our old '51 Ford wedged behind my dad's shoulder as he drove. No accidents. But for those who did get into accidents, we got the laws to follow. Today everybody gets seatbelted-in; is body-scanned for air travel, etc.... laws created because bad things happened. And now because there are those who have little regard for an honor system, we have digital laws. I get it. But still... it was great to live in a time when there were still a few things that were un-regulated.
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#905862 - 08/05/13 01:23 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: Carrie]
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Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 5460
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
People will only have honor when they see honor on display, and/or when it's something to be proud of having. Too many have given the impression of having honor only to be found out later lying through their teeth. Too many have found out that by holding onto their honor they are ridiculed for having antiquated ideas, something that is of no value, something that doesn't provide entertainment for those who lack the mentality to understand how far into the gutter they've slunk.

And because of all this, this lack of knowing something would never be misused or stolen, we now have to have laws so those who forget this fact can be taken to task. And because of this, it puts more burdens on those who the laws were never intended. Those who still understand that if it doesn't belong to you, you don't bother it, take it, or claim it to be your own.

And until it once again becomes "fashionable" to have honor, we will have to live with those laws already on the books and possibly more to come. But by then this small lack of holding onto ones honor is going to be a slight blip compared to more pressing concerns.
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#905901 - 08/05/13 06:16 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: JohnBoy]
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Registered: 11/21/04
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Loc: Marlborough USA
What a complicated world we live in. Laws, good or bad, are open to interpretation. People will challenge them, ignore them,
or obey them. Hopefully in the end they will do the right thing. Respect for others is important. That's a good place to start to correct some of the questionable activity with "ownership" of games.
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#905931 - 08/05/13 09:40 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: Kaki's Sister]
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 23181
Loc: United Kingdom
Sadly, I feel we are a long way past seeing any kind of "Honour" in the brutal world of "Profit Margins" sad
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#906072 - 08/06/13 01:11 AM Re: Are boxed versions of games still being produced? [Re: Mad]
Homer6 Offline
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Registered: 04/18/02
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Loc: Oklahoma, USA
So very true, Mad.
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