Lets discuss this issue. First here is a quote from CD Projekt boss Michal Kicinski (the developers of the GREAT game The Witcher) regarding DRM in the PC Gaming industry; The Witcher developer CD Projekt believes PC piracy can be fought by offering greater value, but said publishers are too scared to let go of the DRM safety blanket. Boss Michal Kicinski was talking to GamesIndustry.biz about the CD Projekt games-on-demand service GOG.com, which aims to remove the infamous protection software causing anguish amongst the PC community. "We're trying to convince [publishers] there is nothing to be afraid of," said Kicinski. "DRM-free, that is something they are really scared of, but on the other hand we can say 'all of those games are available pirated widely so it's better to sell them for small money than make the customer's life difficult and get some more revenues'. "I think that if somebody is paying for the game then they deserve own it, not with a certain list of conditions - and sometimes the list of conditions can be long." Kicinski said many companies were looking to drop DRM due to the complications it causes, which, in many cases, has begun to turn customers away from titles using the protection. "DRM makes customer's lives too complicated, and this is usually because of some corporate ideas, policies and trying to be smart, too smart, in how to get customers and how to keep them and not let them go somewhere else. We are believers in the free market and bringing freedom to customers." Kicinski's comments follow a backlash from the Spore community over the limited number of game installations granted by DRM software SecuROM. Imho this guy is on the right track and spot on the money. DRM and all it's associated BS like limited activations is unnecessary, it only pisses off the paying consumer and causes them nothing but grief. The big companies ie - EA should just drop it, drop their prices for games and that would be a major initiative in rectifying this whole rigmarole that is developing due to the implementation of this so called "anti piracy" measure. Drop DRM, drop game prices = more people will buy the game, paying customers will be happy because they now own what they paid for, and the developers/publishers will only increase profit margins due to taking actions that will bring consumers back into favor.