I bielieve that much DRM these days are more or less pointless exercises. I realize that companies need to find ways of protecting their software from piracy, but the simple fact is that the simplest form of DRM, CD keys and serial numbers that perhaps connect to a verification server for online games (which many pc titles are these days) would be enough to stop the people who any DRM at all can stop. The others- true hackers and pirates- are not going to be stopped by DRM. Many modern games with incredibly intrusive and unfairly limiting DRM systems like install limits have been hacked within hours of release, sometimes even before official release, enabling all those who would pirate a game in the first place to easily sidestep the things that only annoy honest people to begin with.
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00227
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle