I think part of the reason it failed was because MSFT launched it using a monthly fee on top of the $50 initial purchase cost. Nuts, eh?
Anyway, I'll check out the game as it is now; it might be a good excuse to buy a new joystick.
But that's not what the law says and not what was meant by the people who wrote it.
The company ripping of MapleStory made a lot of money doing so and the fine was too light if anything.
Judges intepret and apply laws, they shouldn't be writing them or basing what they think the penalty should be on what they think is right. That is the job of the democratically elected legislature. No one voted for this judge.
Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten