Posted January 14, 2013
Correct. When you buy a GOG game you get a license to download and play the game. They aren't able to change the license one day and forcefully stop your access to the game once it is on your hard drive like Steam can.
koima57: Oh look that thread again.. Flash news, even GOG games you buy are not your own, they are and remain the intellectual property of their authors just as any entertainment purchase you could ever make, boxed or digital..
Immoli: But that's wrong. I own what I purchase, but I don't own the copyright to it. People get those things confused way too often.
This is somewhat related addition to my talking about consoles before. Hopefully the "steambox" concept will flop as once one console maker manages to get away with "You don't own your games, you have a subscription to them and must accept any changes we want!", that will open the doors to all others implementing the same thing.