zondag 9 november 2008

2e rechtzaak tegen EA over SecuRom / DRM

We hebben in dit blog al eerder bericht over een Amerikaanse rechtzaak tegen EA over de kopieer beveiliging in Spore, zie dit blogbericht.

Kotaku meldt nu dat er een 2e rechtzaak komt en dit keer over de kopieer beveiliging in De Sims 2:
The first suit, lodged by a Pennsylvania man who installed the Spore trial, says that the installation of DRM on a freely distributed program "constitutes a major violation of computer owners' absolute right to control what does and what does not get loaded onto their computers, and how their computers shall be used." The suit says the EULA for the trial made "utterly no mention of any Technical Protection Measures, DRM technology, or SecuROM whatsoever."

The second, filed by a Missouri woman, says that after installing DRM-protected The Sims 2: Bon Voyage, she began experiencing problems with her PC. Backup CDs with Sims 2 game content were no longer recognized by her competer; neither were files saved on her USB flash drive or iPod. She rid herself of the DRM and the problems only by reformatting her PC. She accuses EA of engaging in "unfair business practices" as well as conduct that is "immoral, unethical, oppressive [and] unscrupulous ..."

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