It's not unethical
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Which is exactly why I hope HMX is smart enough to create rental only manuals.
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But with LEGO, they have a choice. They can do the one-off code (and thus tie each export to a single game purchase), or they can do the one-off paid License Key and leave it open for rental/used/borrowed copies.
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Or, HMX could make sure that all manuals/export keys shipped to rental outlets like Blockbuster and Gamefly contain malicious code that will eat your console from the inside out and make it splode into a billion pieces.
How's THAT for marketing
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Just because it doesn't make economic sense for them to institute a more restrictive system, though, doesn't mean it is ethical to walk through the loophole created. Again, this gets back to stealing something from a convenience store. If the store wanted to, all of the products could be behind lock and key. Indeed, some products ARE showing that stores are clearly aware of that technology. It would just be overly costly and probably reduce sales to opperate like that. Does that make it ethical to lift something because its not under lock and key? Of course not. We're talking about the same principal here. Enforcing the restriction may not be sensible, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Being able to get away with something and something being ethical are hardly the same thng.
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Buy the game, export the songs if you can and support the company. More support means more resources for future projects. Id rather see this company survive and prosper than fizzle out and die.
Didn't they say that the songs on Lego Rock Band would become DLC at some point?
1. Why are people so cheap? It's going to be 40+ songs for $50. Not going to find a much better deal.
2. It's probably going to be like AC/DC, so if you don't buy it you won't get the code necessary to export.
People think it's going to be like the RB1 export, but HMX probably let RB1 export so easily because it was a partial afterthought and they had already made tons of money off of it.
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