Victory Against DRM

22 12 2008

Although not strictly music related Ars Technica has an interesting article today about EA’s move to add more of its previously DRM’d titles to Steam, an online game distribution platform.  This move would be in response to the huge outcry that occurred in reaction to the tight DRM restrictions on games such as Spore and to a lesser extent, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.  Steam is a proprietary system so it is not true that the games are completely free to be copied and distributed.  Instead, gamers must have a Steam key to play.  However, such a restriction is minimal and understandable as opposed to the absurd DRMs which basically punished users who attempted to play by the rules by limiting them to only a few computers upon which they could install their duly and legally purchased game.

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