It pretty much depends where u live. If u live in the US u are breakin' the copyright laws, but if u live in a country like me u are just downloading a legal backup of your game.
I remember my old bizz teach' laughing at the Microsoft license that came with Windows 95. It was filled with these "u must not do this and that" under copyright laws, but since I dont live in US those (C) and (R) didnt mean didlydoday (absolutely nothing).
Dont get me wrong tho' , my country does have strickt laws about rights of ownership. Some are preatty weird tho like : It ok if I borrow a audio cd from a friend and make a copy and keep it when I return the original. But if I make a copy of the copy its illegal as hell
Another funny one: If I borrow a game/audio cd from the library and make a copy ... its ok if i keep the copy when i return the original
In some countrys u probably get your head chopped off if u even look at a copy of somethin' (like China or Tibet) poor bastards.
If u are in Spain u are pretty lucky... I belive u can share like an insane on the net there.
So if your country's laws says it ok to download a backup of somethin u paid for it ok. Technically a ntsc and pal games isnt the same so I guess it wont be legal in your country. Then again who wound know about it ... just make sure u dont share the download with others because THAT is illegal pretty much anywhere.
So your disc is broken... did u keep the bill/bought-paper(s)? In my country u if return a broken or faulty electronic device (like a games dvd) the shop must replace the broken one with a new .... and if they cant they MUST pay back the full price if broken within 3 years (No im not kiddin').
Same goes with shoes/boots. If my boots break within 6 month of purchase the shop must replace or compensate ... im on my 7th pair of shoes and I havnt paid more than once. It pays off to know the law (just remember to keep those bills)
U might wanna check your local laws too... U never know if u might break a laws or somethin... like its forbidden to see deer or moose to have sex in public (no... im not jokin').
Last edited by J_A_C_K; 12-04-2004 at 08:48 PM.
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