Kewop Decam said:
this only happened because of how that type software which I use for work (max, Zbrush, photoshop, ect) is sold. They don't give a sh*t if you resell the newest version, they care when you resell the older version when a new one is out because THEY don't sell old versions of it anymore. They don't want people buying a new one then selling the old one because it messes up sales. They have it setup if you're going to buy it you can ONLY buy the latest, not an older version at a discount.. This setup doesn't work for games.
When you buy a game you are in fact buying a license. They couldn't stop people from reselling it because they at no time stated the disc couldn't be resold. Also by law you can't stop someone from reselling anything but if you put rules on it, that's all on you because you AGREE to these rules when you buy it. Understand?
It's not illegal to resell autoCAD or whatever, but you are breaking the user agreement
Breaking the user agreement is the illegal part. You can be sued, therefore you broke a contract aka you broke the law. Game companies could have always done this, they did not, which means in effect, you owned the game.
Game companies could have put a not for resell sticker on each game. Remember how Sonic the Hedgehog for Genesis had a not for resale sticker on it. If you sold that game, you would be doing it illegally. This was back in the cartridge days. Get your facts right. Up until now, you owned the games. If you can sell your game or do whatever you want with your game, you own it. Heck in the PC world, you can even hack your game as long as you do not go online with it like that.
I think I gave you an example of how they could have stopped people from legally selling a used game. Genesis did it with some of their games that they included in their consoles back in the day. Developers could have done that at any point. It was not just that the means were not there. It was that people valued ownership more than they do now apparently.
the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others.