The older anti-piracy measures were far better. A simple disk check will suffice. I didn't even mind checking page 93 for the third word in the second paragraph back in the day. I have a copy of Dreamfall sitting on my shelf unopened. It has been sitting there unopened for over a year because I keep meaning to try and find out if it has that dreaded Starfrorce DRM. Why should I, a paying customer, have to be fearful of installing a game on my system while pirates get to enjoy the same game without paying and without suffering the misery of parasitic DRM schemes. I buy games from Steam all the time. Their approach to DRM is perfectly fine with me. All these other measures where games install virus-like software have got to go.
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00108
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle