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EA gets two lawsuits for SecuROM

Posted by: John at 11/10/2008 7:26 AM
I'm not a big fan of DRM but I do understand the need for companies to protect their product. Well, two new lawsuits have developed against EA for using the dreaded SecuROM. First off is that the trial version of the Spore Creature Creator contains the unneeded piece of software but no mention of this is anywhere when you install or download it. Pretty bad form there. Why "protect" (and I use that term loosely) software that's a demo unless EA installed the entire suit of files and DLLs and just had you unlock it via a code. If that's the case they should've have just installed the minimal items needed and done away with the DRM.

The other is against The Sims 2: Bon Voyage or bon voyage to your SecuROM free PC when you install this sucker. Can't say I'm surprised the plaintiff encountered problems after installing this game other than, well it's another Sims expansion pack to clog up your computer. We'll be keeping a close eye on these to see if anything comes out of it but the first step every company should take in my opinion is getting rid of SecuROM as their DRM of choice.