Hi people, heres my predicament: I bought a game from woolworths about 3 moths ago, (Titan Quest). The disc has suffered some scratches and is damaged. I emailed the game manufacturer but did not even get a response. My question is this. If I were to download a copy of the game from some torrent site, then used my own licence key from my original game, would I be doing anything wrong? After all I do own a legitimate copy of the game and therefore a license to use it. Many thanks guys.
I'm not sure if it would work or not, presumably the protection on the downloaded game would be cracked, which might allow it, the real question is would the EULA allow it? Most certainly not would be my guess.
You also have to weigh up the chances of virus infection from the downloaded game, a very high chance of infection can be expected from going down that route. I've even heard it mentioned that developers deliberately release virus infected versions onto P2P networks.
My advice would be to contact the developers tech support again as sometimes emails can go astray, I'm sure they will have a solution perhaps a old for new policy or similar.
"If it was the case it would be a copy that you own wouldent it,not someone elses?"
Read section 7 again - it says "any backup copy" - I can't find (doesn't mean it doesn't exist) any definition of how or where such a copy can be made.
I've as yet failed to find anywhere where it says that a lawful user cannot make a copy from either a different copy to the actual copy purchased, or anywhere else for that matter. Since for the lawful owner being in possession and using that copy is not an offence, and since all digital copies are by their very nature identical - I surmise that as far as I can tell at present it doesn't matter where the lawful user obtains the copy.