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48. Re: Dragon Age DRM Servers Down Apr 13, 2011, 08:42 StingingVelvet
Jerykk wrote on Apr 13, 2011, 04:41:
Disc-check is copy protection but not DRM. DRM means managing access after the sale digitally.

That's pretty much what a disc-check and CD-key do. Any kind of software protection scheme that limits access based upon meeting certain conditions can be considered DRM. Disc-checks, CD-keys, activations, limited installs, etc, are all DRM. The latter are just a lot more annoying than the former.

I don't agree, I see a clear distinction between copy protection and DRM. Disc checks are completely offline and do not allow the company to manage access after the sale. Needing to have the game to play it is not managed access.
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