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I just received this email saying that the response "did not respond directly to the request of the petition"

You recently signed the petition “Require videogame publishers to keep games they have sold in a working state”: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/659071

The Petitions Committee (the group of MPs who oversee the petitions system) has considered the Government’s response to this petition. They felt the response did not respond directly to the request of the petition. They have therefore asked the Government to provide a revised response.

When the Committee receives a revised response from the Government, we will publish this and share it with you.

Thanks, The Petitions team UK Government and Parliament

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[–] RightHandOfIkaros 126 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

This is honestly pretty funny. Even another government agency recognized how bad the response was. That was literally like someone asking how old you are, and you respond by telling them the definition of age.

[–] [email protected] 73 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I hope everyone keeps putting some pressure on legislators about such things.

We have to remind companies that buying is buying.

I wish there was a petition for my country.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago (1 children)

There might still be something you can do, go to https://www.stopkillinggames.com/ and you can see what you can do based on your country.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Thanks for the info.

I had already looked at it and nothing applies to my country, especially because I don’t own « the Crew ».

But I just watched this video and it’s revolting : https://youtu.be/QZYy9KzFT2w?si=znDa-mFop0AQvSu9

[–] Essence_of_Meh 44 points 1 month ago

That's positively surprising, I expected them to leave it at that until petition reaches the second milestone (if that even happens). Let's see if anything new comes out of this.

[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I guess they want Pirate Party to win.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Pirate Party UK is very real and cool imo.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

UK is one big Pirate Party

[–] NutWrench 1 points 1 month ago

Aren't game purchases enforceable contracts? i.e. "I give you money. You give me game that works." ? (I'm avoiding words like "good" because that's subjective and it gets into a whole different discussion)

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