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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:58 pm
 


Does anyone think that it should be legalized to use no CD cracks if you own the game. I believe correct me if I'm wrong but steam uses a similar idea so that CD's are not required. I would prefer to be able to play Sim City 3000 unlimited without having to use an illegal crack when I own the game. All CD games should have no CD keys built in so you can quickly copy it and then when you go on a trip you don't have to carry the damn disk with you everywhere.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:41 pm
 


Most games today don't actually require the CD anymore, almost all the new games I buy (when I actually go to a store instead of digital stores) don't need the CD after you install them.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:20 pm
 


Just do it anyways.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:47 am
 


I took every CD and DVD I own and turned them into ISO files. The images are stored on a home built server with 2 1TB drives in RAID. I have an additional 1 TB drive for files where the redundancy isn't required.

Whenever I want to run/install a program or game I simply mount the image on a virtual drive. I haven't touched most of my disks in months... for some years.





PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:24 am
 


therookieca wrote:
Does anyone think that it should be legalized to use no CD cracks if you own the game. I believe correct me if I'm wrong but steam uses a similar idea so that CD's are not required. I would prefer to be able to play Sim City 3000 unlimited without having to use an illegal crack when I own the game. All CD games should have no CD keys built in so you can quickly copy it and then when you go on a trip you don't have to carry the damn disk with you everywhere.


There is no law against using a crack on a game you legally own in Canada. Yet. If we end up with a DMCA in our Copyright law it will be illegal. What the DMCA does is make it illegal for you to circumvent copy protection for any reason. Your example is a terrific case for showing why this should never ever happen here.


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