Posts Tagged "DRM"

Is Video Game Piracy Theft?

Is Video Game Piracy Theft?

Society’s transition to digitally-distributed entertainment is exciting, but it’s not without a few speed bumps. When games were invariably encased behind three inches of bullet-proof glass at the local Toys R Us, there was no question about how you were supposed to go about procuring the latest Mario adventure: You whipped out your wallet, and a shuffling red-shirted employee would pick through his ring of keys and open Heaven’s Gate just long...

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Online File Sharing: The Rules of the Game

Online File Sharing: The Rules of the Game

Naturally, fine, upstanding members of society such as yourself would never engage in illegal online file sharing. So let’s just assume you’re not getting pirated games, movies or music this way – just legitimate software demos, mods, user-generated content, fan-made updates, bonus levels and other wholesome content. With that out of the way, one important thing worth keeping in mind: Taking part in the wild word of BitTorrent and peer-to-peer...

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