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Belgium outlaws game rentals - Tech Digest
It's amazing how far countries are prepared to bend over backwards to prop up the ailing entertainment industry business model which simply doesn't work any more. Here's the latest - Belgium has outlawed video game rentals, because they were making too much of a dent in games sales. From December 1, no Belgians will be able to rent any video games. Unless they live near the border, I suppose, and the border has a videogame rental store on it. The Belgian Entertainment Association has won a big victory against its customers here, which is a shame - it won't make people buy more games - it'll just send them straight to the Pirate Bay. Belgian Entertainment Association (via Kotaku) Related posts: Microsoft ordered to 'cease and desist' over Belgian newspaper content | Sony adds online movies and TV rental to PlayStation 3