"SecuROM DRM rears its ugly head again."
Published: 25th September 2008 | Source: ShackNews |
Included in the lawsuit document are quotes of numerous reviews on Amazon.com that point to SecuROM interfering with their system and labeling it as a virus or spyware. In the final terms, it states that the plaintiffs are seeking "actual damages, individual restitution, equitable relief, civil penalties, cost and expenses of litigation, including attorneys' fees, and all further relief available" and that this exceeds $5 million.
Now Spore isn't the first game to have used the SecuROM DRM software. The inclusion of the software in top games BioShock and Mass Effect also sparked consumer outcry. However, Spore's targets a much broader audience, and thus it's not terribly surprising that it pissed off at least one person with a strong enough will to take major action.
For those interested, the lawsuit documentation can be found here
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