Wednesday, September 10, 2008

DRM fails. Again.

I am feeling a bit cyclical (and cynical) this week. Amusing copyright case from the States? Check. Scientologists unleashing havoc? Check. Underwhelming Apple keynote? Check. The end is nigh? Check. Perhaps I've been infected by Cascio's cynicism (thanks panGloss).

I've been reading that DRM has delivered us with yet another fail in the shape of the game Spore. Players have been complaining about a system that does not allow users to install more than three times, not even counting uninstallations, or any other emergency backup. When will developers realise that stringent DRM does not work?

Anyway, back to enjoy breakfast before they turn on the Large Hadron Collider. It is the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

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