Interview- The Return Of... StarForce? on Gamasutra is an interview with Dmitry Guseff, Deputy Marketing Director at StarForce Technologies, about how their copy protection technology has evolved following consumer backlash over its intrusive behavior. While still defensive over the behavior of the old StarForce, Dmitry also admits that: "during several years we were constantly improving the protection reliability level to suit corporate clients’ needs as much as possible, but the end user was partly forgotten." He describes how they then created a division specifically to serve the needs of the end-user, and how StarForce has changed to remove direct hardware access and other features that caused problems to offer the user the choice of disc-based or activation-based protection. Here is his outlook on whether the new approach will help rebuild the company's reputation:
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