GOG.com: DRM Causes Piracy

Bit-gamer.net has an excerpt from their upcoming interview with Lukasz Kukawski, PR and marketing manager for Good Old Games, who expresses the opinion that digital rights management (DRM) actually causes piracy, rather than prevents it. On a related note, when GOG.com and CD Project announced that the version of The Witcher 2 sold on GOG.com would have no DRM, we inquired why this stance didn't extend to versions of the RPG sequel sold on other platforms, but never received an answer. Here's what Kukawski says about DRM:
"What I will say isn’t popular in the gaming industry," says Kukawski, "but in my opinion DRM drives people to pirate games rather than prevent them from doing that. Would you rather spend $50 on a game that requires installing malware on your system, or to stay online all the time and crashes every time the connection goes down, or would you rather download a cracked version without all that hassle?"
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I've purchased every game I have but if there's a no-CD or no steam hack out, I'm all over it.

Until recently DRM did not dissuade me from making a purchase, however SH5 has made me re-think that. It is highly unlikely I will ever by an Ubisoft product again (if the community said it was the second coming of Christ I might think about it ). Admittedly it is a sum of other issues, but the DRM is draconian to say the least, especially for a product whose support was dropped so fast.
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