$5 Million Law Suit Against StarForce 4 replies

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DnC

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#1 15 years ago

Well, not exactely. It's against Ubisoft for applying it to their games. Read the article here. http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/legal/5m-class-action-lawsuit-against-ubisoft-for-starforce-164303.php I like all of Ubisofts games but perhaps this is the way people can get to StarForce, by pissing off their customers.




Revenge Advanced Member

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#2 15 years ago

It's a deceptive bit of crap, which infests your computer even after you've ridden it of the game which installed it. You have to trawl deep into the device manager to even locate it, let alone remove it, and it tracks your gaming and makes logs. They deserve more than a $5 Million case.




N88TR

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#3 15 years ago

Well, it's Anti-Piracy software, but it has spyware in it. Which do you hate more, them trying to stop you from making your ONE legal copy, or the spyware?

Many games still use SF, like Battlefield 2 and Ghost Recon 2. Some other pains of SF is that you NEED to have the 'play' CD in a drive so it can "unlock the game..." which is complete bullshit.

But as time goes on, I think very few games won't be protected, as long as the industry thinks it's "suffering" from game-piracy.




Agentlaidlaw

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#4 15 years ago

They shouldn't have burn blocks period. Just leave it at the CD-Key.




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#5 15 years ago

I found out I have starforce drivers on my computer right now. I might remove them but I'm not sure if they go with any of my fav. games. I havent experienced any cd drive or spyware/virus problems either.