Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd May 2012 09:51 UTC
In the News "Over half of PC users worldwide have admitted to using pirate software last year, according to a study by the trade group Business Software Alliance. BSA's ninth annual Global Software Piracy Study has shown a sharp increase in software piracy, especially among emerging economies. In the UK, more than one in four programs users installed in 2011 were unlicensed." If people decide en masse not to adhere to a law, said law is worth about as much as the paper it's written on. Laws become functional not because of the Queen's signature, but because the people decide to adhere to it. It's becoming ever clearer that as far as digital goods go, the law is not functional - for better or worse.
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RE: The result of all of this ...
by Fergy on Tue 22nd May 2012 20:26 UTC in reply to "The result of all of this ..."
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The main argument against DRM is that it does nothing to prevent piracy. However, Diablo 3 has some of its code base on the server, and, to my knowledge, has yet to be cracked.

That's funny. I didn't buy Diablo 3 because of that DRM. I however did buy Torchlight 2 and Grim Dawn.

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Yeah, and guess which of those games is destroying the two other in sales...

...actually, all other, more or less.

Edited 2012-05-29 17:48 UTC

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