Sony to make it illegal to sell used PS3 games?

By Justin Mann on
Ever take old console games to a pawn shop or video store? Ever trade them in for cash to someone else? Looks like Sony will try to make that illegal to do with PlayStation 3 games, in a move that would change owning the game into owning a license for the game, akin to owning a license for a copy of Windows. Sony is not commenting on these allegations, and they do own a patent that allows them to do just that. Though legality comes into question about how far a company can go to prevent you from selling an old game, there is probably a lot they can do to prevent stores and 2nd-hand retailers from doing that. That could impact a lot the future success of the PS3 in the long run. Could Sony actually pull this off? And would they? Well, if they would, they probably could. Let's hope not.

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