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Do Copy Protection Firms Encourage Piracy?

Posted by: , 05:32 AEDT, Thu March 16, 2006
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That's the conclusion of Greg Vederman, editor-in-chief of PC Gamer, who recently had his own run-in with dysfunctional copy protection tech. Of course, no gamer is going to tell you that copy protection schemes enhance her enjoyment of Quake 4, but it's less usual to find a major gaming magazine taking on the issue directly.

It's not necessarily the best way to maintain cozy relationships with game publishers, but when those game publishers bundle software which causes crashes and system instability with their programs, it's time to call them out. More...

Credit: ars technica


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