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  • #46
    Ouch...
    Looks like EA's paying the price BIG time...

    EA gets class-action sued over Spore DRM: http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/15499.cfm
    http://www.simprograms.com/images/ga...%20Lawsuit.pdf

    The related articles too... ouch...
    EA threatens forum users with ban for DRM talk: http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/15485.cfm
    Amazon deleted Spore user reviews?: http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/15403.cfm
    Last edited by me262; 09-25-2008, 07:30 PM.

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    • #47
      DRM seems like those tags that stick out of those blankets with a warning not to remove them, and serve no purpose, other than to annoy, and thus everybody does remove them.

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      • #48
        It's not going to help anything. EA has deep pockets and they care shit about their customers ( as seen tons of times before ). It's causing some rattling but that's all. They are not going to be sued and they are not going to change... unless people "actively stop being their shit". You can hit such companies only over their moneybag. But people seem to take DRM and moan instead of boykotting the company by not buying their products.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Dragonlord View Post
          They are not going to be sued and they are not going to change... unless people "actively stop being their shit". You can hit such companies only over their moneybag. But people seem to take DRM and moan instead of boykotting the company by not buying their products.
          I think that's part of the problem. Those that do know about it don't buy it. But not everyone knows, or cares, or knows just how bad it is. They'd only know something's wrong when things start breaking, and at that point they either just bring in the system for repairs, or just wipe/reinstall the OS because "Windows broke".. then go over to consoles because they don't have to deal with this crap there. :P

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          • #50
            Attempted boycotts won't ever work, it's just not logistically possible to reach that many people that share the same view that it will make a real dent in their sales. You cannot measure people "actively boycotting" because for every 1 person that says they will not buy because of a issue there will be 20 others that pipe in saying "me too" even though they had no real intention of getting it in the first place and the publishers know that.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by deanjo View Post
              Attempted boycotts won't ever work, it's just not logistically possible to reach that many people that share the same view that it will make a real dent in their sales. You cannot measure people "actively boycotting" because for every 1 person that says they will not buy because of a issue there will be 20 others that pipe in saying "me too" even though they had no real intention of getting it in the first place and the publishers know that.
              That's true. For all the people in that case file, there's probably about 100 people that don't say anything compared to that 1 person that takes up an issue (and I know the given scale isn't accurate. at all).
              It's the same when people boycott the TV networks because they've killed a good show early on (*cough* Fox *cough* Firefly *cough*), it never really sticks because they release something good eventually (*cough* Terminator SCC *cough* (can you tell I'm a Summer Glau fan?)), and people that may have promised not to watch, watch anyway. The people that stick to their guns are so marginal and minor that it makes little difference (if at all).
              Still, internet news travels fast. And this is nearly the final straw despite EA increasing from 3 to 5 installs (whoo! giving us more install attempts! oh joy! oh rapture!).

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