Another Artificial Market Created Thanks To Copyright: Download Insurance?
from the oh-come-on dept
Sneeje points us to a screenshot that's making the rounds (thanks, not surprisingly, to Reddit), demonstrating that GameStop is apparently offering consumers the ability to buy "download insurance" for an extra $3.95. Apparently, that extra money lets you redownload the product in the future (assuming GameStop still exists and/or any DRM servers are still functioning):
Of course, plenty of online sites that sell digital goods offer the ability to redownload what you've already bought as a free service to everyone, but not at GameStop apparently. This is, of course, a ridiculous concept. I really do wonder if anyone actually signs up for something like that.