Should old games be legal to download?

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  1. Sharky

    Sharky Community Paragon Community Support

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    No, games should be free either after the developer has gone bust, or after they have released it as such. It'd be nice if the developer/publisher/whatever released the games as freeware after 5-10 years instead of republishing them as 'best of' series', but that's not probable. Rockstar did with GTA1/2.
     
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  2. achilleasgr

    achilleasgr New Member Prime Account

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    There will never, ever be a law that forces software or games to be free however old they may be.
    Now if some game developers/publishers choose to give their product for free at some time and for some reason (for example to advertise a new version that is out or will be out soon) is another thing.
    For example, rockstar is already giving GTA I away for free.
     
  3. lance4681

    lance4681 New Member

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    I own GTA 1 on play-station one original box and I still have all the maps that it came with :happysad:. Now I can see why it would be cool if games were given out for free but I can also see why that will never happen. I don't think that games however old should loss copy right ect.
     
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    http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/

     
  5. Haavdwee

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    I think old games that dont get sold anymore should be free AND legal to be downloaded. If nobody can make profit of it, then why wont you allow this??
     

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