In some ways I can understand wanting to limit who gets to download software, so that only the company that sold the software profits- that's business. But the music industry has had to deal with the sale of used CD's. The big issue for this particular game is that I have had to reinstall sims 2 several times- either because I had to replace my computer or because it was having problems running and reinstalling it was the only way to fix it. If I had had to deal with the DRM issues that EA has put into place now, I would be extremely frustrated because I have installed the game well above the allowable times they say will be on the SIMS 3. I bought the game, there should be no limit on how many times I install it on my own computer. In addition, the spyware that will come with this game is off-putting. The spyware they would install will not go away once the game is uninstalled. I am only purchasing the game. I am not purchasing DRM and I certainly do not want spyware that can be doing a number of things I don't know about and may not want on MY computer. EA may own the rights to their game, but they do not own the rights to MY COMPUTER.
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00595
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle