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Microsoft Clarifies Its Xbox One Game-Sharing Policies … Again

When Microsoft backtracked on its controversial DRM policies for the Xbox One in June, it also seemed to be abandoning the “Family Sharing” feature that would allow digital games to be downloaded to more than one of the next-gen consoles. However, the company clarified today that Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to log in to other Xbox Ones and access their digital content. If users buy and download a game to a One they don’t own, it will be freely accessible on that console until they log out, and will also become available on their home console.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work