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EA says DRM a minority controversy

Spore / DRM / SecureROM controversy blown out of proportion by activists

EA chief John Riccitiello says the recent Spore / DRM / SecureROM controversy was blown out of proportion by a minority of activists.

But speaking at the Dow Jones/Nielsen Media and Money Conference he admitted that DRM is intrusive, blaming piracy for the intrusion into the user experience.

"We're still working out the kinks. We implemented a form of DRM and it's something that 99.8 percent of users wouldn't notice. But for the other .2 percent, it became an issue and a number of them launched a cabal online to protest against it."

He added, "I personally don't like DRM. It interrupts the user experience. We would like to get around that. But there is this problem called piracy out there."

Article supplied by Edge-Online

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