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Do we really "own" the games we download online?

#1AnthonM2Posted 12/12/2012 12:47:36 PM
I think we should use the word "have" instead of "own", because I don't think we really own the games we download, we just temporarily have them.
#2SDFan18Posted 12/12/2012 12:51:23 PM
Technically you're leasing the product license (even retail copies), so you never actually own anything.
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#3NE_PatriotsFanPosted 12/12/2012 1:10:15 PM
We have em until the day sony bankrupts.
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#4SuperShadowAcePosted 12/12/2012 1:12:59 PM
NE_PatriotsFan posted...
We have em until the day sony bankrupts.


So 6 months?
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#5NE_PatriotsFanPosted 12/12/2012 1:14:07 PM
SuperShadowAce posted...
NE_PatriotsFan posted...
We have em until the day sony bankrupts.


So 6 months?


Well i hope not.
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#6zUkUuPosted 12/12/2012 1:17:14 PM
SDFan18 posted...
Technically you're leasing the product license (even retail copies), so you never actually own anything.

this is semi-correct. you OWN the actual "disk" (so cd/bd/dvd etc), but you do NOT OWN the content on the disk.
#7AalviPosted 12/12/2012 1:17:31 PM
I would say you own real copies since there is no reasonable way to go and retrieve them

online games you are just denied access to the game through the license.
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#9chiefofsb78Posted 12/12/2012 1:22:37 PM
NE_PatriotsFan posted...
We have em until the day sony bankrupts.


If that happens what there gonna do go around to every PS3 owners house and make you delete each game dont think so I OWN MY GAMES and im not a PS+ sub so i dont see it affecting me
#10Golden MavenPosted 12/12/2012 1:25:31 PM
chiefofsb78 posted...
I OWN MY GAMES


You think you can pay $60 and actually own the intellectual property on the disc? The only thing you own is access to run the game. That's it.