Originally Posted by getout
That is somewhat of a "grey area".
But what about a scratched game (=broken) or a music cd or whatever. In my opinion, you should be able to return it and buy a new one at the production cost of the game since you already paid for the copyrights...
multiplatform games should be similar. But this is much harder to "enforce" since you don't return your original copy and you could give it to a friend or something.
you didnt pay for the copyright though.
you payed for the physical media which has code on it.
if you owned the copyright then you would be free to copy and resell the copies as often as you liked.
as you purchased the disc it is up to you to look after the physical state of it
some places offer a replacement policy. lucasarts is one of them
Originally Posted by lucasarts
There is a 90-day warranty on all of our products. If the media furnished with your product is defective, you may return the CD(s), along with a photocopy of your original receipt within 90 days of purchase and receive a free replacement of the defective item(s).
After 90 days from the date of purchase (or if the CD/documents/manual has been accidentally damaged) you must send in the defective item(s) plus a check or money order to cover the replacement costs. The fees are as follows:
Replacement CD's cost $5.00
Replacement Sony PlayStation2 CD's cost $15.00
Replacement Sony PlayStation 3 CD's cost $15.00
Replacement Sony PSP UMD's cost $15.00
Replacement Nintendo GameCube mini CD's cost $15.00
Replacement Nintendo DS cartridge's cost $15.00
Replacement Nintendo Wii CD's cost $15.00
Replacement Microsoft Xbox CD's cost $15.00
Replacement Microsoft Xbox 360 CD's cost $15.00
Replacement Documents and manuals $7.50 per item
NOTE: To receive replacement media, you must send in the damaged CD-ROM/DVD. To qualify for the 90 day limited replacement warranty, you must send in the receipt that clearly states the date of purchase. All checks and money orders must be in U.S. funds and drawn from a U.S. bank.
im pretty sure all game publishers offer similar