FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00619

Submission Number:
539814-00619
Commenter:
Burroughs
State:
Outside the United States
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

The version of Securom currently being used by most PC Game manufacturers is version 7. It is known to have the following issues for some people who have the software installed on their PC. Please note, this list is not extensive: Misidentifying normal, legally purchased and owned CD/DVD burning software as 'Emulation Software' and interfering with the program. This is an example of a SecuROM-infested game with this error in action, Crysis: http://reclaimyourgame.com/images/stories/ScreenShots/emulation.jpg Interfering with the user's firewall Screenshots taken from someone's computer the first time they ran the Sims2 FreeTime EP7, after installing a new protection program. These images clearly show that SecuROM is not to be Trusted. http://reclaimyourgame.com/images/stories/ScreenShots/sims2launcher1.jpg http://reclaimyourgame.com/images/stories/ScreenShots/sims2launcher2.jpg http://reclaimyourgame.com/images/stories/ScreenShots/sims2launcher3.jpg Causing their CD/DVD drives to crash Hidden SecuROM folder in C:Documents and SettingsusernameApplication Data? "SecuROM is hiding it's files from you. This image the hidden folder in C:Documents and SettingsusernameApplication Data "made visible" http://reclaimyourgame.com/images/stories/ScreenShots/securom.jpg This shows a writeable disc which is claiming it is full even though it clearly isn't. http://reclaimyourgame.com/images/stories/ScreenShots/sonic7.jpg When attempting to go ahead Sonic Burner now ceases to respond (you can see that from the task manager window that's shown) Basically it shows someone trying to burn a backup of their game files onto a CD. http://reclaimyourgame.com/images/stories/ScreenShots/sonic8.jpg Interfering with Mark Russanovich's program Process Explorer, which is a program designed to give users information about what processes are running on their pc In other words, Securom is intended to halt piracy, but has the effect of reducing the enjoyment of their games for the legitimate game buying public. Source: http://reclaimyourgame.com