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On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 11:03 PM, Gregory Ewing
<greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Chris Angelico wrote:
>>
>> You cannot, to
>> my knowledge, publish a game for the PS4 or Xbox 360 without
>> permission from Nintendo or Microsoft.
>
>
> That's because, since we *do* have copyright laws, the
> manufacturers of the consoles are able to make money by
> selling the software as well as the hardware -- and they
> want a monopoly on that source of income.
>
> If there was no copyright, they wouldn't be able to
> make money from the software side alone, so there would
> be no incentive for them to lock things down that way.
> The opposite, in fact -- the more games are available
> for a machine, the more people are going to want to
> buy it.
>
>> Nobody can sell software without also selling
>> hardware, which is an expensive industry to get into.
>
>
> I don't follow what you're saying here. Are you suggesting
> that nobody would write any software for someone else's
> hardware if they couldn't sell it for money? Experience
> with the open source community that we do have suggests
> otherwise.
>

Nice work there. You trimmed key parts of my post, and then responded
to me out of context. Go back and read my actual post, then respond to
what I actually said. Thanks!

ChrisA