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Comment Re:Umm... (Score 2) 377

Unfortunately for the publishers, they failed to read my EUBA (End User Buyer's Agreement) which says that if they choose to sell to me then I am allowed to resell. If they don't want to agree to my terms, then they have the right not to sell to me. It's there on my website in Ugaritic, Aramaic and Sanskrit so there's no reason for them to feel cheated.

Comment Re: NO !! (Score 1) 377

If selling copies were legal, it would make it impossible to sell copies of digital goods, as there's always be someone willing to sell for cheaper and the race to the bottom would make everything free.

That would pretty much mean the end of large portions of the entertainment industry such as movies, television, video games, and books.

Live performances such as plays and music could still exist, as could low production value "indie" stuff fincnaed via something like kicksarter but, it's mean more stuff like Star Wreck and nothing like say the Marvel movies.

Good point. Imagine what would happen if search engine sites were free. Companies providing search would all go out of business. Oh, wait...

Comment Re: NO !! (Score 1) 377

to use the force of law to help you make money is morally wrong.

So shoplifting should be legal? After all, supermarkets use the force of law against people who reduce their profits by thieving stuff.

Except your example is exactly the wrong way around. Supermarkets buy goods from farmers and then claim they have a right to resell it to the general public at a higher price, depriving the farmers the additional money that they could have made selling it directly. The farmers should get together and sue the supermarkets to recover their lost profits. That's essentially what the publishers are claiming.

Comment Re:Segregation of games and production (Score 1) 268

If games cannot be made free software, some people would prefer to keep the development and production environments and the games environment completely segregated. The former environments would run all free software, while the games environment would be a PlayStation 4 console.

That's the Tivo model. Sell the software so it only runs on hardware that you sell.

Comment Re: What BS (Score 1) 192

Old model. The last startup I worked at had 8 programmers in 7 different states. Nobody was "at the office" ever. But I could get online on my couch with a cat on my lap from 8 am til late at night and knew that most of the others were as well. All connected via chat room. Saving two hours a day of commuting made us all more productive.

Comment Re:So.... (Score 1) 584

How about you cut the nanny-state "legislate all the things" lefty horseshit and let the market do what the market does best?

What's that? Dump mercury in the rivers? Make you sign agreements that say you can't sue when they sell you a defective product? Lie about the dangers of tobacco?

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