Let's be clear: when downloading a game you are using a service. I don't mean that in the asinine legalese sense, I mean it in the "some server out there is actually serving you" sense. It's a service whose purpose is to deliver you a product, and at a fundamental level little different than a brick-and-mortar retailer. With respect to DRM, the real question is what you can do with that product once it has been delivered to you.
So no, the downloader isn't DRM because you have control over the product once it is delivered.
Post edited May 17, 2013 by Darvin