Anthem Alpha Streamer Loses Entire EA Origin Library after Breaking NDA

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  1. NickJames

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    Well until someone is punished for it then that's the case. Innocent until proven guilty and such. Problem is no one has the legal capacity or financial situation to fight something like this.
     
  2. Ranulfo

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    I missed the invite by a couple of days. I didn't even see the invite email and they gave you one day to respond and sign up.
     
  3. Xrave

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    Losing all your games is probably cheaper than getting sued
     
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  4. Dan_D

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    What the fuck? People are fucking retarded. What part of "Non-Disclosure Agreement" did this moron not understand?
     
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  5. Reality

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    search: anthem alpha

    :)

    Fuck you EA. :D
     
  6. shad0w4life

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    Well since he did break the NDA, they could sue him and let him keep his original games.

    That would be fair :)
     
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  7. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    There is a publically available demo coming out February 1, so everyone is going to find out at that point. I don't get you people blowing your load over an alpha (i.e. not even feature complete).
     
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  8. PantherBlitz

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    Unfortunately estate tax laws prohibit this to some extent. That's why estate planners set up all sorts of trusts and foundations; and why gifts over a certain amount are taxable to the gift giver.

    But realistically, for something small like a games library its more practical to just give your password to a family member before you cross the River Styx.
     
  9. Delicieuxz

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    Actually, Valve honours willed instructions to give a Steam account to another person, and I imagine it is the same for all other platforms. I imagine there would arise legal problems if they didn't, since people to own the games they've purchased through Steam and similar platforms and the only way that companies like Valve can keep any pretense otherwise is by avoiding or warding-off a legal confrontation over the matter. Also, I expect that an attorney executing a will isn't going to simply accept a refusal of account transfer when the mythos surrounding item ownership regarding games isn't an experienced thing outside of gaming hobbyists. An estate attorney would probably respond with a 'wtf' and 'no'' to the platform operator and I'm thinking probably be obliged to challenge any obstruction to carrying out the will, and so I'm sure platform operators will comply with any willed account transfer to avoid those issues.
     
  10. DocNo

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    Reasonable in this context doesn't mean what you think it does. In contract law it all comes down to the terms and conditions of the contracts in dispute, if he's foolish enough to try to dispute this.

    There's no possessions to take; you don't own software - not even open source software. It's licensed for your use. Violate the terms of the license and you loose the right to use the software. Want something completely unfettered? It's called public domain. If it isn't in the public domain then there are strings attached. With some open source wonks it's so they can "enforce" freedom. WTF? Talk about irony...

    Anyway, in the days of physical media you had the illusion of "ownership" of the digital bits, but it was always that - an illusion.

    This guy doesn't have a leg to stand on. If he had an extensive EA library then it's probably a tough lesson to learn. Being an adult is hard and contract terms and conditions also matter, not feelings. Next time he agrees to be bound by terms and conditions I guess he should, you know, honor them.
     
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  12. ZodaEX

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    So do what I do and only buy physical games with re-sale value. You can't loose all of your games at once if they aren't all tied to the same account.
     
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  13. tetris42

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    I guess you haven't been gaming on PC for a while now...
     
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    If you get a screener disc don't stream it on Twitch. Or if you go to a screening of a movie a month before the release date and don't even tweet about it.
     
  15. 86 5.0L

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    Is this one of those “you paid for a license” and can be revoked at any time things? I feel like it is.
     
  16. Darunion

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    I was gonna say, what was the last non-authenticated game? Not that I like it, but that trend of physical only games that could be resold train left the station long ago.
     
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  17. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    I think GTR 2 was the last game I owned on PC that didn't require online authentication. It was still using disc authentication with SecuROM, if I'm not mistaken. It came out in 2006.
     
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