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Op Ed

Gamasutra - PC Game Piracy- Why Bother With DRM?
"I definitely believe this is all the result of a change in the public perception of DRM, a sort of grass roots uprising," observes Ron Carmel, co-founder of San Francisco-based developer 2D Boy. "Gamers are much more vocal about it than they used to be, perhaps because they are so accustomed to downloading music without too many restrictions." Carmel believes that the extent to which a game is pirated is approximately the same whether it uses any of the DRM technologies or not. If it is that ineffective, he asks, why use it at all?

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1. Re: Op Ed May 12, 2009, 09:10 Bard
 
How about gamers being sick and tired of the issues most DRM introduces to operating system stability and security and pirates can download the same game without the DRM and not suffer problems.

 
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