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Stardock's DRM Plans

Edge Online has word on plans to create a new Digital Rights Management solution from Stardock, a developer/publisher vocally opposed to DRM in the past. While Stardock prez Brad Wardell maintains they do not plan on adding DRM to their own games, other publishers have challenged them to help make DRM more acceptable to consumers: "So the publishers are telling us, 'Put your money where your mouth is. Why don't you guys develop something that you think is suitable that would protect our IP, but would be more acceptable to users?' We're investigating what would make users happy to protect their needs, but also provide some security for the publishers. ... We're actually developing a technology that would do that." They are exploring ways to make it possible to reinstall a game after losing the physical media, and are soliciting ideas from users about what will and won't be acceptable from their points of view.

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45. Re: Stardock's DRM Plans Oct 25, 2008, 13:38 LemonJoose
 
These guys are awesome. What I would like to see is a way for people to resell a digitally-downloaded copy of a game by going to an account authentication website and relinquishing their license/keycode and thus deactivating their own copy of the game. Then they could resell their ownership license for the game via an E-bay type of website, where the developer/publisher would get a cut of the resale price. It would be like Steam, except with the additional ability for users to resell used software licenses at a price the user sets for himself, with developers/publishers getting a cut of the resale.  
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