reports on two different class-action lawsuits filed against
Electronic Arts last month in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
of California over EA's use of SecuROM digital rights management.
-format) was filed by Richard Eldridge of Pennsylvania over
the inclusion of SecuROM in the Spore Creature Creator Free Trial Edition
complaining SecuROM cannot be completely uninstalled, and that the EULA for the
product contained no warnings about DRM.
The other suit
-format) is from Dianna Cortez of Missouri, a player of
who claims SecuROM caused problems that could not be fixed without
reformatting her system, accusing EA of "unfair business practices." These are
the second and third such legal action of which we've heard, as a
federal lawsuit filed in September
also complained of the stealthy manner in
which SecuROM is installed.