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Tradable Software License As Asset?
« on: November 04, 2014, 03:07:29 PM »

People need to pay some money to buy softwares, but sometimes the bought software copy can not be shared to others even if I do want to use it anymore. This could prevent people try and buy unknown new softwares.

But what if these software copy can be trade or sell to others later? People will not hesitate to try new softwares even if they need to buy it, because they can easily sell it in market which is also supported by game/software providers. This model will increase their sale record and help them to discover the optimal price, why not?

With the support from game providers, user experience will not be a problem for normal users.
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Re: Tradable Software License As Asset?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 03:09:07 PM »
The issue with this is that game publishers are against selling of used games.
There were huge debates over this.

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Re: Tradable Software License As Asset?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 03:33:43 PM »
The issue with this is that game publishers are against selling of used games.
There were huge debates over this.
In Europe it's legal to sell "used software" .. court ruling ..
no matter what the publishers "want" or not ..
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Re: Tradable Software License As Asset?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 03:44:10 PM »
The issue with this is that game publishers are against selling of used games.
There were huge debates over this.
In Europe it's legal to sell "used software" .. court ruling ..
no matter what the publishers "want" or not ..

Try this on steam.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/02/10/german-court-rules-against-rights-to-resell-steam-games/

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Re: Tradable Software License As Asset?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 04:14:04 PM »
Wow .. seems my knowledge is outdated .. thanks for pointing it out!!
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Re: Tradable Software License As Asset?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2014, 04:04:56 AM »
http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/license

XBox is allowing reselling if the publishers enable this:

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Trade-in and resell your disc-based games: Today, some gamers choose to sell their old disc-based games back for cash and credit. We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers.  Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games.

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In our role as a game publisher, Microsoft Studios will enable you to give your games to friends or trade in your Xbox One games at participating retailers. Third party publishers may opt in or out of supporting game resale and may set up business terms or transfer fees with retailers.  Microsoft does not receive any compensation as part of this. In addition, third party publishers can enable you to give games to friends. Loaning or renting games won’t be available at launch, but we are exploring the possibilities with our partners.
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Re: Tradable Software License As Asset?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2014, 07:26:02 AM »
http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/license

XBox is allowing reselling if the publishers enable this:

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Trade-in and resell your disc-based games: Today, some gamers choose to sell their old disc-based games back for cash and credit. We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers.  Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games.

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In our role as a game publisher, Microsoft Studios will enable you to give your games to friends or trade in your Xbox One games at participating retailers. Third party publishers may opt in or out of supporting game resale and may set up business terms or transfer fees with retailers.  Microsoft does not receive any compensation as part of this. In addition, third party publishers can enable you to give games to friends. Loaning or renting games won’t be available at launch, but we are exploring the possibilities with our partners.

That means you can sell the games back to Microsoft. Not to anyone else. You can "give" the game to a friend under some restrictions: 30 day minimum friendship.
The idea for software licensing on blockchain is wonderful. It will just be a bit difficult to apply it to games (at current situation).

 

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