Does it require the DVD in your drive while playing? If so, it's a form of DRM. :)
No it's not.....next you'll likely tell me internet and power for one's PC(or even needing a PC) is DRM. ;)
I find it more irritating than a client requirement to be honest. Usually it takes more time to get the box, pull the DVD out of it, place it into the drive and wait until it starts. Nothing beats a true DRM-free version however. :)
Not to sound too rude(as not my intent), but: First world problems.
I remember when one needed to get out a huge amount of floppies(or multiple CDs in later eras), put them in, install each one, type in serial codes, tweak one's system and apply updates as needed, etc......to me putting a disc in is small potaoes compared to that daunting laundry list of tasks.
But I at least don't consider DVD in drive a DRM. Games have done this since they started appearing in disc form. And also, nothing a no-DVD patch (crack for those who don't own the game) wouldn't solve. Have that for every game that I keep permanently installed so I don't have to constantly juggle the discs and to increase their lifespan.
Agreed and I also do all that as well to protect and preserve my discs....well since I grew out of the "lazy teen who tosses discs anywhere and doesn't mind if they get scratched" phase, anyways. :)