Valve's Steam Guard: Protecting Your Account From Evildoers Since 2011

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/steamguard.jpg" /><a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/steam/">Valve</a> has officially announced Steam Guard, which is a new form “u

In Praise Of Piracy

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/piracy_medium.jpg"/> I've had to think a lot about <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management">digital rights manageme

New Bionic Commando On PSN Won’t Let You Play Offline

This is really too bad; I was looking forward to this game, despite the unpardonable offense of getting jumping in my Bionic Commando. It turns out that Rearmed 2 has DRM that, like a few other games

Was HDCP Just Cracked?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/hdcp.jpg" />Potentially big news here with respect to DRM, our rights, donuts, etc. Supposedly the HDCP master key has been released. Eff

DLC Is Here To Stay: 20 Million Call Of Duty Map Packs Sold

If anyone wants to know where to find me, I’ll be in my cave, banging two rocks together. That seems to be the only place for me, since I can’t seem to wrap my head around DLC as a good th

How Steam stopped me from pirating games and enjoy the sweet DRM kool-aid

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/steamlogo.jpg"><em>Note: A reader sent us this interesting take on Steam and DRM, but requested to stay anonymous due to the nature of th

DRM explained

That’s exactly right. [via Reddit]

Blizzard: DRM is a waste of everyone's time

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/sc2bl.png" />"We need our development teams focused on content and cool features, not anti-piracy technology." Thank you, finally! See, <

Netflix goes with Microsoft PlayReady DRM for upcoming streaming devices

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/netflixdrm.png" />Looks like <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/netflix/">Netflix</a> has decided to go with Microsoft's PlayReady DR

Software piracy cost companies $51 billion last year

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/bsa.jpg" />Got an interesting e-mail a few hours ago detailing software piracy losses from the year 2009, also known as "last year." The

Assassin's Creed II DRM finally removed – by pirates

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/nice.png" />You know how in Facebook, there's no "dislike button"? Well think of that in this case: I'm not "liking" or supporting piracy

Australia runs into Ubisoft's DRM: Does not pass go, does not collect $AU200

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/set7.jpg" />I'll keep this short and to the point, if only because I'm sensing the "outrage" surrounding <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.c

EA fellow bitten by his own company's DRM in Command and Conquer 4, questions the sense of it all

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/nonsense.jpg" />Jeff Green used to work at Games For Windows magazine before taking a sweet gig at <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag

Oh, neat: Command & Conquer 4 requires a constant Internet connection, too

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cc41.jpg" />Let's make one thing clear: I wouldn't play <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/07/10/first-command-conquer-4-screenshots

EA removes SecuROM DRM from Battlefield: Bad Company 2

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/bbc2drm.jpg" />Since we're your go-to source for complaining about <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/drm/">DRM</a>, I figure we shou

EA servers crash as Ubisoft gets back online

When will this nonsense with online DRM stop? Ubisoft’s authentication servers were apparently attacked and therefore offline, but now they’re back. Now EA servers crashed for an hour this

Ubisoft tries to spin DRM server crash, says the games are just too popular for their own good!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/explosion.jpg" />Oh, <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/nzxt/">Ubisoft</a>. You so quickly went from the guys that brought us <i>Spli

Ubisoft's DRM servers crash, locking players out of their games

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ac2banner.jpg" />When it was revealed that <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/01/27/ubisofts-new-drm-scheme-requires-you-to-be-onlin

RealNetworks settles RealDVD lawsuit: Has to cough up $4.5 million, stop supporting the software

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/reallogo.gif" />Right around the time the world's financial markets started to collapse, back in 2008, RealNetworks, the folks behind Rea

Apple's e-books to be fettered by our old friend, FairPlay DRM

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/BookLocked2.jpg" />Looks like Apple didn't learn its lesson with the whole iTunes DRM thing. I suppose that they might consider some thin
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