GatorCheaters makes me curious (Destiny)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12:56 (535 days ago) @ Claude Errera

Based on the complaint it sounds like it must be looking at the data transmitted to the player by the server. It talks about revealing player locations and providing information other players don’t have access to. Whether they’re reading it in transit or in a local casche isn’t clear, but I would assume local storage would be easier?

Okay, this might be an unpopular question... but if that's really what's happening, why the lawsuit? The server is sending information - I don't remember signing an agreement to ignore content transmitted TO ME by the game, just because they ask me nicely.

Am I wrong?

This was the argument that folks were making when they were unscrambling satellite TV channels. Technically, the data is always being sent to you, even if you don't pay for the extra channels. So the argument was "Hey, you're beaming these channels into my house, so we are just decrypting it ourselves! It's going into our homes anyway, so we have a right to unscramble it without paying".

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