Originally Posted by Black Panther
(I don't remember if it was Settlers,Two Worlds or Spore
) which had a limit on the amount of installs. You could only install it 3 times if I remember correctly, then you have to phone-call them etc etc.... (which kinda sucks..)
It was Spore.
Well you bought the right to play it but you do own a physical copy of the game. And what you do with that is up to you. Nobody can prohibit you (yet) from lending it to a friend or selling it.
So you buy the right to play and a piece of polycarbonate.