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Old 03-08-2007, 11:19 AM   #16
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Default Re: backup and manual vs piracy

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The physical presence of the original disk is sort of like a "proof of purchase"...
That's what I was thinking having the manual was, which is why I posed the question. I guess it's not exactly the same thing. In reverse, I guess I could ask if it was alright to sell a photo copy of the manual with my original game disk. The answer's the same, I'm guessing.

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Old 03-08-2007, 11:25 AM   #17
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Yeah just sell it.

Who cares about pirated Amiga games anyway?

Even Pirated games/DVDs on ebay just get removed with no consequences.

You would really have to be a sad {bleep} to report someone selling a disk box full of 'blanks'
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:07 PM   #18
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Like others pointed out, it depends on the country you are located within. Morally though i think it is perfectly alright to sell this, since the orginal disk is now gone. It would however be a totally different case if you lets say gave away or sold the orginal copy and then intended to sell the copy.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:22 PM   #19
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Let's pretend just for the sake of it that you wanted to seel one book.

You would exchange your right to have it, reading and all the benifits you would get fom having it and exchnage it for other kind of goods, usually money. Now, you have one game to sell and the manual, what would be the game's value?

(1) Playing the game itself, (2) having the manual in case some copy protection is needed or the game itself needs some kind of advice towrds playing it, and (3) original disks (4) original boxes, and althought (3) and (4) aren't needed for the actual act of playing it (as it will run in backups, adfs, whatever) they are there to present a physical value to the package.

From here we have that not having (3) the costumer might value a litle less, or perhaps not, it's up to him. If one would sell the original how would one know that the previous owner didn't made a backup?

My advice... sell one book for the price and give away free your backup disk! ;-)
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