Neoseeker : News : One copy of BioShock per family (member)?
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Capoland Sep 5, 07
lol this BioShock PC crap just keeps getting funner.
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kspiess Sep 5, 07
Wow -- I can't believe the tech support guy said that. That's incredible -- as in, incredibly dumb.


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MicahWrites Sep 5, 07
Let us say that I bought my family a new TV, my mother pays for the Satellite Channels we get and my father pays the Electrical Bill.

2K's philosophy would suggest that we would each need our own Satallite subscription, our own TV and our own Electrical feed.

Honestly, everyone should go out and buy the game, install it as many times as possible, then inundate and flood their tech support lines and e-mail support and message boards with questions as to how they can uninstall it so they can install it on another computer. Even contact them and tell them that you can't get the game running and the crack you downloaded hasn't solved the problem.

A few hundred phone calls and e-mails later and they'll be suffering a loss on BioShock.
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dcbake Sep 5, 07
Stupid really. That mod is a dumbass, just like most tech support anythings.
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teodortenchev Sep 6, 07
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The other way to view this, is one USER has purchased the game. Not the whole family. So why should your brother play for free?
Because he's my brother and I share everything with my family? What's the point of that protection? We all know that a few weeks after the release it will be cracked and this time I wouldn't blame anyone that will use the crack to get around this...
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MicahWrites Sep 6, 07
If the tech support folks really knew what they were doing they wouldn't be working tech support.

"Sorry mom, Billy can't play my game because a guy named Bob in Bangladesh said sharing is wrong."

"Okay then, don't share the video game with him, but you still have to share everything else. You get to use the underwear today and he gets to use the toothbrush."
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Redemption Sep 6, 07
Lol. That quote will go down as one of the stupidest things said by a company official relating to DRM.

This whole fiasco is an attempt to push software and games licensing into totally new and pretty unreasonable territory. Sounds like SecuRom DRM is more about total control over how you use their content and who is allowed to use it, rather than fair use and protecting the content from piracy. Even the RIAA and MPAA must be scratching their heads and wondering how SecuRom is going to get away with this for much longer.

So what happens if I finish with my BioShock copy and want to sell it or give it to a friend. Most other games I can just uninstall my copy and away the box goes to someone else. Is this even allowed with BioShock, and if not, how do they legally justify this?

Do the SecuRom fellows ever borrow movies from friends, or swap books to read, or are they against people getting to watch movies and read for "free" too?
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MicahWrites Sep 6, 07
Looks like 2K Games and SecuROM should look up a little something call 'Fair Use'.

If you buy it, you can use it fairly. According to 2K and SecuROM, your fair use rights no longer exist.

Where's a cheap and honest lawyer when you need one?
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MAD_DOG86 Sep 21, 07
How about if you finish the game and want to sell it at a garage sale or something? Or what if you buy the game, install it and it doesn't work. How the hell are you supposed to return it?
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