I don't know about other country, but in France we do care about that, and there is a lots of strikes because of that. For example our Urgency Doctors are in strike since 10 month ago and unlike what usually happens the strike is becoming bigger and bigger with time.FFS, firefighters, doctors, vets, teachers, plumbers, and every working group I can imagine has to do extra hours, sometimes day after day, often without any extra compensation, and nobody is getting "outraged" because of that.
And no, not everyone "have to" work extra time, actually I've almost always refused doing any.
That's a sophism which leads to: No one should complain because there is always someone in a worst situation than himself.So yeah, if your life as a dev is hard, go work as a cleaning guy/girl. You will get a new perspective in your life.
When something goes wrong, everyone have the right to complain about it, the problem being the "wrong" point, not the rest around that.
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Actually it would be more efficient to have crunched product being illegal than to have crunch being illegal, as without that they will just change the country where they do games.The only way to be rid of crunch in a capitalist system, is for crunch to be illegal. Otherwise the market will sort itself out into there being unspoken crunch.
And it need to be a big part of the market to be efficient (or they might just ignore the country doing that), so either a USA law or a EU law.