Electronic Arts face Lawsuit over Spores illegal DRM. 33 replies

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Benzin

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#1 10 years ago
...Now, two weeks after the illegal response to Spore began, EA faces a new, legal challenge to its DRM policy. This week, a class action suit was filed in the North District of California Court by the law firm KamberEdelson on behalf of one Melissa Thomas and all other Spore purchasers. According to the filing, which was made available by Courthousenews.com, the suit contends that EA violated the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law by not informing consumers installing Spore will also install SecurROM...

Finally, looks like they got what they (Can I say it? I'll say it anyway) fucking deserved.

EA sued over Spore DRM - News at GameSpot




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#2 10 years ago

What people do for money nowadays... :cort:




Benzin

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#3 10 years ago

I don't blame them, EA had no right to do that. By using SecurROM they managed to lose somewhere between $21,000,000-$30,000,000 from Spores sale in a week. They basically cheated the legal gamers and treated them like criminals, limiting their installs to 3 before you have to buy another copy of it and without even telling them that it would occur. They had every right to be sued.




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#4 10 years ago

You can only uninstall/reinstall three times before you'd have to buy another copy?




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#5 10 years ago
Benzin;4598412I don't blame them, EA had no right to do that. By using SecurROM they managed to lose somewhere between $21,000,000-$30,000,000 from Spores sale in a week. They basically cheated the legal gamers and treated them like criminals, limiting their installs to 3 before you have to buy another copy of it and without even telling them that it would occur. They had every right to be sued.

I didn't know that's what it meant! I thought it was just some shitty extra shit! FUCK EA!




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#6 10 years ago

They have the right to package any DRM software with their program that they want. The lawsuit is not over secureROM, it is simply over the fact that they do not inform consumers that secureROM is included.




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#7 10 years ago

People's stupidity is just overly... stupid. They openly agree to it when they install the game. They have no right to sue them over something they did themselves.




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#8 10 years ago

EA has their 500 lawyers on it. They will win. I guarentee it.




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#9 10 years ago

You can uninstall and reinstall Spore and RA3(when its released/which will be 5 installs and not 3) as many times as you want. As long as you uninstall/reinstall like normal you are fine. Only removing the game manually and such affect the installs you have left.




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#10 10 years ago
Serio;4598511People's stupidity is just overly... stupid. They openly agree to it when they install the game.

It's not that simple, dumbass. Read the article.