Modern consumer rights for digital products

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PLAY WHERE U WANT #pwuw2020

Cloud-computing is an emerging technology which we already use daily on our smartphones and computers. With new services like Google Statdia and GeForce NOW it is changing the gaming industry and how we play video games. It makes it possible that expensive pro-gaming hardware has become obsolete and everyone can enjoy the games they love in the best quality without having to spend hundreds of dollars on them. All that is needed is a good internet connection and a device that can transmit the stream of the game.

GeForce NOW has a special approach to this and is different from other providers. It is possible to launch previously purchased games on a virtual computer via Steam, Uplay or Epic Launcher. Log in, start the game and start playing/streaming. NVIDIA is constantly working to bring new publishers on board.

This video explains it perfectly:
https://youtu.be/PU69J-B7ZYo 

What followed was disappointing: The first major publishers banned NVIDIA from playing their games via Geforce NOW! The result: many games disappeared from the platform and made it impossible for players to continue streaming their favorite games.

  • 11th of February 2020 Activision Blizzard
  • 21st of February 2020 Bethesda
  • 28th of February 2020 Hinterland Studio
  • 07th of March 2020 2KGames

As part of the gaming community, we don't understand why large, successful and rich companies like Activision Blizzard or Bethesda, which make billions of dollars in sales with their players' money, deny us the right to choose which device we play on.

With this petition we demand the following points without restrictions:

  1. European Commission, please regulate the companies in the games industry and prevent the inescapable fight for licenses and exclusivity rights in the market to ensure more consumer rights.
  2. Publishers, change your opinion, view and finally your terms of use so that services like GeForce NOW or Shadow can be used by us without restrictions. We believe it's not your right to control the market of using but the market of offering. 
  3. Publishers, unlock your games on Geforce NOW
  4. Publishers, remove the "protections" from your software to prevent us from using your launchers
  5. Publishers, let your community & fans decide how we play and where we play

 

We think it's important to mention publishers and companies that act in an exemplary manner. THANK YOU for your support, courage and understanding of what your fans want and need:

  • Ubisoft
  • CD Projekt
  • Epic
  • Paradox Interactive
  • and many more

 

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/gfn-announcements/22/343948/bethesda-softworks-games-on-geforce-now/

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/gfn-announcements/22/341852/activision-blizzard-games-on-geforce-now/