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Just had an ICT exam and I just couldn't think of an answer for this question...

"Explain why the copyright law benefits 'gamers'"

How does it benefit gamers at all?
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Are you sure It wasn't game developers? Maybe it affects gamers since it ensures that all the content in the game has not been illegally obtained so they cannot be prosecuted...?


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That's the piracy act, not copyright.
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(Original post by Greenhound)
Just had an ICT exam and I just couldn't think of an answer for this question...

"Explain why the copyright law benefits 'gamers'"

How does it benefit gamers at all?
Stupid question. I did this exam today as well; i just used common sense and said it benefits gamers because if people were to illegally burn and distribute games the company that sells them could go out of business. Obviously that means the gamers wouldn't be able to obtain official games from the company anymore if they stop selling games. Then I said something like it benefits them because it also prevents them getting into the illegal practice of copying and illegally distributing games.
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Stupid question. I did this exam today as well; i just used common sense and said it benefits gamers because if people were to illegally burn and distribute games the company that sells them could go out of business. Obviously that means the gamers wouldn't be able to obtain official games from the company anymore if they stop selling games. Then I said something like it benefits them because it also prevents them getting into the illegal practice of copying and illegally distributing games.

That's not under the copyright law. That's piracy law.

Sometimes I think exam boards aren't thinking when they write the questions.
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You could possibly argue that, by preventing piracy, it makes it easier for game developers to stay in business and in turn encourages more people to go into game development, in turn increasing the number and quality of games being released?
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You could possibly argue that, by preventing piracy, it makes it easier for game developers to stay in business and in turn encourages more people to go into game development, in turn increasing the number and quality of games being released?
Please read the rest of the thread.
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Please read the rest of the thread.
Oops, I didn't write what I meant to write. I meant by preventing game ideas from being stolen, not by preventing piracy.
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That's not under the copyright law. That's piracy law.

Sometimes I think exam boards aren't thinking when they write the questions.
No, copyright is to do with copying. If there was no copyright people would regularly copy things and redistribute, you're overthinking it. What other answer is there? Copyright prevents piracy, so that is the answer.
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(Original post by sneakbo2)
Stupid question. I did this exam today as well; i just used common sense and said it benefits gamers because if people were to illegally burn and distribute games the company that sells them could go out of business. Obviously that means the gamers wouldn't be able to obtain official games from the company anymore if they stop selling games. Then I said something like it benefits them because it also prevents them getting into the illegal practice of copying and illegally distributing games.

shut up u fag
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Oops, I didn't write what I meant to write. I meant by preventing game ideas from being stolen, not by preventing piracy.
shut up chlorophile you virgin fag. im the best at ict and ur wrong
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