Posted March 28, 2010
Eclipse: Sometimes a DRM can surely be a deal breaker, I refused to buy Assassin's Creed II only for the DRM, that stuff is just too much. But I'm not magically entitled of the right to pirate or crack the game just because it's not like I've wanted it to be. I just play something else
Yes but because you didn't buy it studios will claim sales are down due to piracy. This will cause even worse DRM to be created.
If anything the best thing about piracy is to show studio that DRM is pointless and doesn't work. Do you know the 7 out of the top 10 most downloaded games for 2009 were "protected" by SecuRom?
Companies waste money on copy projetection that will always be circumvented. They make the experience worse for legitimate users. Money spent on copy protection is money that could be spent on development or simply saved.
Think about the giant scam SecuRom, SafeDisc, and all those other "protection" companies run
Arkose: It's not other people who have bizarre views about idea ownership, it's you! Copyright is an international concept that has been around for a very, very long time (the mindset behind it existed even before the laws themselves). Anything that isn't explicitly copyrighted is wide open for someone else to take (legally, if not ethically); while some people deliberately leave their work open for re-use under an "open source" or "copyleft" license this sharing mentality is not held by the vast majority of content creators.
If you want copyright law changed, do something about it. People who changed laws didn't do so by sitting on the sidelines and complaining about how things should work. Complaining that everyone is saying something is normal when hardly anyone actually considers it abnormal is a waste of time.
If you look at the history of copyright it has always invariably been used to supress ideas and freedom of action.
That is why in modern copyright we have the concept of free use. Just because you created something doesn't mean that I the consumer don't have my own legal (and ethical) rights, and similarly, that society doesn't have it's own set of rights
Post edited March 28, 2010 by yesterday