A story about how ridiculous DRM is. I purchased a game online from Direct2drive about 6 mos ago called Supreme Commander. It is protected by Securom and an activation limit. (I'll explain downward) So, about a week ago I go to install this game again because I haven't played it in a while and had an itch too. Lo and behold, I cannot play the game because of an "activation limit" and I "need to contact customer support". Keep in mind this is a week ago. I still have not heard back from customer support, and haven't been able to play my game. Legally. The only resolution I had was too, yes, pirate the game all over again. See who this DRM affects? It's not the pirates -- but the legitimate consumers. Just to play a game I PURCHASED, I had to go through illegal channels because the game was infected with DRM. Theres clearly something wrong when the illegal version of the game works and the legal one doesn't.
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00812
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle