Spore DRM Text Drive

Ars puts Spore DRM to the test—with a surprising result relates the experience of Ars Technica with the controversial digital rights management in Spore. Their findings include that the life simulation can be installed an unlimited number of times on the same computer, that the game cannot be installed if the authentication servers are down for any reason, and most interestingly, they found a very simple way to get EA to authorize further installations by claiming they had rented the game. The catch there is that they were issued a new authentication code that rendered installations with the original authentication code invalid.