SuperTaz Posted April 24, 2011 Share Posted April 24, 2011 http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/04/18/will-ea-ever-learn.aspx Three years ago, its much-touted and heavily marketed release of Spore was marred by an overly heavy-handed copy-protection policy. The Digital Rights Management, or DRM, scheme gave users the right to install their legally purchased copies a maximum of three times, causing a public hue and cry. What's more, pirates cracked and released a protection-free version before the game even hit retail shelves. In short, pirates got a more functional game, could play it before more scrupulous customers, and generally got the better end of the stick. Last week, EA was at it again: Dragon Age: Origins launched with a DRM scheme that required the game to contact a central server before it could be played -- and the servers collapsed on the first weekend. Legal owners of this highly anticipated game were unable to play it, and once again, the pirates had been slaying dragons for a week already Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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