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Me and an RL Friend share my gog account, so that whatever he buys, I can play and vice versa. I was just wondering if this was against any rules?
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Landeril: Me and an RL Friend share my gog account, so that whatever he buys, I can play and vice versa. I was just wondering if this was against any rules?
It is against a principle, GOGs are not expensive, and it would be polite to buy them for each of you.
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Landeril: Me and an RL Friend share my gog account, so that whatever he buys, I can play and vice versa. I was just wondering if this was against any rules?
Well, the only way I can see it not being against the rules is if you live together and use the same computer.
Not just against principle, as far as I know, it is against the GOG terms of service and their EULA on each game. GOG would be within their rights to terminate your account at this point.
Terms of service? Hell, it must be against the law pretty much anywhere in the world. It's the equivalent of neighbours sharing cable and splitting the bill.
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It goes against both the letter and the spirit of the terms under which you purchase games from GOG. Obviously there are no technical limitations to stop you from doing this, and it's unlikely that it's worth GOG's time to bring the legal hammer down over something like this, but considering the continual good faith that GOG shows all of us you really should return that good faith by each having your own GOG account and each purchasing the games that you play.
Post edited July 01, 2011 by DarrkPhoenix
It breaks the "Registration" clause, where you agree to provide "accurate and complete" information, maintain the "confidentiality and security" of your account, and accept "responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password".

If GOG knew you were sharing an account, they might terminate it. If your friend screwed up on your account, you probably couldn't get them to terminate it fast enough.
Was just asking because a friend wished to know :)
hm don't know. Is there in eula a paragraph that state that u can't share a account?
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AdiJager: hm don't know. Is there in eula a paragraph that state that u can't share a account?
The TOS states that you must provide "accurate and complete" information; that means you would have violated the TOS if you were sharing an account and didn't tell them you were. The TOS states that you must maintain the "confidentiality and security" of your account; that means you would have violated the TOS if you allowed anybody else to use it.

It also holds you responsible for any abuse your friend commits on the account. And whenever you have two friends who are so immature that they think something like this is amusing, it is likely that one of them will do something they think is even more amusing, resulting in the revocation of the account and many indignant complaints to the moderators.
Post edited July 02, 2011 by cjrgreen
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AdiJager: hm don't know. Is there in eula a paragraph that state that u can't share a account?
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cjrgreen: The TOS states that you must provide "accurate and complete" information; that means you would have violated the TOS if you were sharing an account and didn't tell them you were. The TOS states that you must maintain the "confidentiality and security" of your account; that means you would have violated the TOS if you allowed anybody else to use it.

It also holds you responsible for any abuse your friend commits on the account. And whenever you have two friends who are so immature that they think something like this is amusing, it is likely that one of them will do something they think is even more amusing, resulting in the revocation of the account and many indignant complaints to the moderators.
On top of that the EULA on each game states this:
Company grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Program, but retains all property rights in the Program and all copies thereof. This Program is licensed, not sold, for your personal, non-commercial use. Your license confers no title or ownership in this Program and should not be construed as any sale of any rights in this Program. You may not transfer, distribute, rent, sub-license, or lease the Program or documentation, except as provided herein; alter, modify, or adapt the Program or documentation, or portions thereof including, but not limited to, translation, decompiling or disassembling. You agree not to modify or attempt to reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Program, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted under applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. All rights not expressly granted under this Agreement are reserved by Company.
Even if the TOS didn't have those confidentiality statements in, the games cannot be shared as the OP has been doing.
Post edited July 02, 2011 by cogadh
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cjrgreen: The TOS states that you must provide "accurate and complete" information; that means you would have violated the TOS if you were sharing an account and didn't tell them you were. The TOS states that you must maintain the "confidentiality and security" of your account; that means you would have violated the TOS if you allowed anybody else to use it.

It also holds you responsible for any abuse your friend commits on the account. And whenever you have two friends who are so immature that they think something like this is amusing, it is likely that one of them will do something they think is even more amusing, resulting in the revocation of the account and many indignant complaints to the moderators.
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cogadh: On top of that the EULA on each game states this:
Company grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Program, but retains all property rights in the Program and all copies thereof. This Program is licensed, not sold, for your personal, non-commercial use. Your license confers no title or ownership in this Program and should not be construed as any sale of any rights in this Program. You may not transfer, distribute, rent, sub-license, or lease the Program or documentation, except as provided herein; alter, modify, or adapt the Program or documentation, or portions thereof including, but not limited to, translation, decompiling or disassembling. You agree not to modify or attempt to reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Program, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted under applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. All rights not expressly granted under this Agreement are reserved by Company.
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cogadh: Even if the TOS didn't have those confidentiality statements in, the games cannot be shared as the OP has been doing.
We don't buy for the other. Mostly its an easy way to buy birthday gifts. Since he's over seas.
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Landeril: We don't buy for the other. Mostly its an easy way to buy birthday gifts. Since he's over seas.
That's easily handled through the buy-as-gift functionality though.
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Landeril: We don't buy for the other. Mostly its an easy way to buy birthday gifts. Since he's over seas.
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Miaghstir: That's easily handled through the buy-as-gift functionality though.
He doesn't sign up for things. If he had, I wouldn't have asked, and I had to force him to get himself a separate gog
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Landeril: He doesn't sign up for things. If he had, I wouldn't have asked, and I had to force him to get himself a separate gog
Heh, alright. It was meant to be informational rather than ... whatever it may have seemed ... there have been people that have asked about wether such a function exists (or if they found it, how it works).