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____/ Phil Da Lick! on Tuesday 23 September 2008 14:07 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> EA in Spore DRM climbdown
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>> | Critics claim DRM limiting those who bought the hotly anticipated sim to
>> | only three installs amounts to no more than renting the software out,
>> | rather than selling it. DRM also prevented players from creating more than
>> | one user account per copy of Spore — even though the game's literature
>> | specifically states otherwise.
>> | As what is now a matter of routine with modern PC games, pirates managed
>> | to crack the game's DRM restrictions within a day of the game's release
>> | and hosted this de-restricted content on certain nefarious file-sharing
>> | websites.
>> More proof that DRM is ineffective. Just pisses off customers and does not
>> prevent copying...
> It's a battle that can never be won. The pirates will always rip the
> content with no regard for ownership. I do think the number of installs
> is a problem with a platform as inherently pants as windows that
> benefits from a reinstall every 3-6 months if you do any kind of serious
> work with it. I know a lot of people don't like the steam system from
> valve but I think its inevitable that this system of player registration
> with the publisher will end up being the common middle ground.
Hollywood hasn't met tripod yet.
"There is such an overvaluation of technology stocks that it is absurd. I would
include our stock in that category. It is bad for the long-term worth of the
--Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO
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