QUOTE(Chancer @ Aug 3 2007, 05:59 PM)
So you buy a perfectly working game and if you lose it or damage it or get it stolen you expect someone else should foot the bill. Why should companies and suppliers/developers pay for you to mistreat something you buy. If they did that the original costs would sky rocket and then I pay when I buy a game, to support people who don't value and take care of stuff they buy. It's a non starter.
Here is a thought if you lose or damage something or don't protect your own investment then you pay for a replacement.
I can't believe you're ever arguing that point.
think that I
should have my disc replaced if I
screw it up...Why?
Because I'm not allowed to make a backup to protect my investment, Plain and simple.
If the MPAA, RIAA, and ESA want to make it so that I'm not actually buying a product that I can do with as a I please then they need to back up that stance by replacing my delivery medium so that I can continue to access that content that I still own a license to. At least replace the disc for the 10 cents it costs to press a new one.
Similarly when a new format comes out let me get the license to the content I already bought for the cost of the materials&manufacturing minus the cost of a new license.They don't like that obviously because I wont keep rebuying stuff.
If you want to treat a CD DVD or Game like a physical product with no content license attached then you should have no problem if I do whatever I want with the disc including building walls and stacks of backups in my own home for my own use... after all it's just a physical product not a licensed product.
Unfortunately these association want it to to be a physical product when it best suits their needs (no replacements for dead media, you have to buy it again in a new format) and they want it to be a licensed product when it best suits their needs (no backups, no breaking of copy protection, no format shifting).
A law requiring them to replace the meida would FORCE them to pick a product model. Honestly I dont really care which one they choose as long as they PICK ONE.... I hate the fact that the rules that govern the product's use transforms into something else for the explicit purpose of making me spend the maximum amount of money possible.