has a report on the ongoing controversy over the digital rights management in
Spore, reporting that for a time today the Amazon reviews criticizing the DRM
) disappeared (they were later returned with an
explanation that their removal was an accident). EA responds to the negative
reaction to their SecuROM implementation by restating the reasons things are
being done the way they are, and statistics about activations of the Spore
Creature Creator they say indicate they have accurately gauged the needs of
their users by allowing three activations of the game.