DRM: a trouble, not a solution

March 12, 2010

“With Ubisoft's fantastically awful new DRM you must be online and logged in to their servers to play the games you buy. Not only was this DRM broken the very first day it was released, but now their authentication servers have failed so absolutely that no-one who legally bought their games can play them. 'At around 8am GMT, people began to complain in the Assassin's Creed 2 forum that they couldn't access the Ubisoft servers and were unable to play their games.' One can only hope that this utter failure will help to stem the tide of bad DRM.”

via Slashdot | Ubisoft’s Authentication Servers Go Down.

So, if you plan to protect your software, DRM is a bad choice.
Please help Apple, to do a better product: sign the petition to avoid iPad DRM.

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2 Responses to DRM: a trouble, not a solution

  1. Marco on March 12, 2010 at 10:23

    comment=I think the most important question is will I be able to play AC2 ten or more years from now? I'm quite not sure. This kind of DRM just sucks, you'll be forced to have a crack even for legally owned copies.

    P.S. Please mark required fields in comment form, I just lost everything by hitting the back button … :(

  2. Giovanni Giorgi on March 12, 2010 at 12:36

    The standards must be open: it is a need, not an option in my own opinion. You will verify this in the next five years.

    Thank you Marco, I have just added the "required" word in the right position!

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