DRM takes at most, 3 days for the large piracy sites to crack. Often it is cracked BEFORE the official release. DRM is absolutely useless for deterring piracy. However, it IS useful for destroying the secondhand game market, something that companies who sell games obviously would love to see happen. They are making games disposable. DRM has been surrounded by lies. There is no informed consent for its installation, and companies have lied more than once about the effects of DRM. Users have definitively proved company's statements to be wrong, and yet they are allowed to proceed treating honest customers like criminals, while acting like criminals themselves. DRM is just a ploy to make more money disguised as protecting their product.
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00696
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle