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On Pi Approximation Day, Flying Pigs and DRM

Jul 28, 2009, 04:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

""I recall a memorable moment last year when my coworker was sitting at his desk with the DVD for a game he just bought, and he was hunting for the game on BitTorrent because his legitimately purchased game would not install on his machine because of an oversight in the DRM design.

""How much money are they throwing away because users get a better quality experience pirating the game instead of buying it?" Mack exclaimed. "The music industry has mostly learned this lesson, but the software and movie industries still need to."

"The worst part, he pointed out, "is that with the advent of multiplayer games, DRM is completely unnecessary, since all installations end up being linked to a player account anyway."

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