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Winternova
3 years ago#381
Spartan_Vice posted...
People also fail to realize that physical copies are still merely purchasing a license.


Incorrect. In a vast majority of jurisdictions in the US, software is sold, not licensed.

Spartan_Vice posted...
If you own a DVD of a movie or a physical copy of a game, you don't own rights to that game, you merely own a license of use that can be revoked at any time the owning company deems necessary.


Incorrect. If you own a DVD or a physical copy of a game, you can dispose of that original copy however you wish without regard to the wishes of the copyright holder. It's called the First Sale Doctrine.

Spartan_Vice posted...
It's always been that way


Wrong.

Spartan_Vice posted...
it's still that way with digital purchases


Because there's no physical item, digital purchases ARE licenses. Amazingly, you're correct.

Spartan_Vice posted...
it will always be that way


Wrong. It very well might change if SCOTUS renders a decision on the "Is software sold or licensed?" issue.
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