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I believe that the concept of "DRM-free" IS a right. Think of when you buy a paperback novel or book. You can read it as many times as you want. You can sell it, give it or loan it to someone, use it for a doorstop or to brace a wobbly table. After you have exchanged money for it, it belongs to you. Humanity has worked under that system for thousands of years. The whole concept of "DRM/access control to purchased products" is VERY new in comparison, and I feel it goes against history and is the undermining of a basic right. And that undermining happened because when it started, people said "well this isn't too bad, I can live with this. Surely they won't restrict buyer's rights any further".
yeah... humanity did not have digital or internet for 1000's of years... now tech, new rules. for example, digital do not degrade, but lasts potnetially forever. your paperback book has a limited time span. you can not compare
Ok, let's look at a sword bought from a blacksmith. The blacksmith might refuse to tell you the special technique he may have used to forge the sword, but once you pay him and he gives the sword to you, you can do whatever you want with it. That includes repairing it and trying to forge a similar copy, possibly exact copy if you can figure out his technique. Not to mention that something metal like a sword will last practically forever if cared for.
I just used the book example because books are common and I'd wager that all of us here have read a book, but not necessarily held a sword. Yes, paper books may not last as long as digital information (but maybe so, given the age of some scrolls/manuscripts). Basically, you are saying "humanity didn't have paper for thousands of years, so the concept of owner's rights disappeared once paper was invented", only applied to digital stuff. I disagree with the concept that just because something is digital, you don't own it. And I suspect you must agree with it to some extent as well, or you wouldn't be interested in buying games on GOG. The main feature GOG has to offer is DRM-free games.