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Blizzard please spare us all from DRM.
Blizzard please spare us all from DRM.
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There has been many different approaches towards the DRM or Digital Rights Management, and few work very well.  Now with Battle.net, and Blizzard we are going to see a rather simplistic approach.  It’s rather simple, do it once.  After you check that you are the correct owner of said title your authentication status stops.  You may play online and off without constantly checking back in to verify your authentication status.  Blizzard is not the only company who takes this method, but because of their size it is something worth noting.  Many publishers see piracy as a number one threat to their bottom line, and therefore take an overzealous approach to their DRM Policies.  They must simply understand that to combat the issue of DRM on this level is a loosing battle.  No matter how robust your DRM may be it will simply be broken.  Give anyone enough time, and anything can be accomplished.  Most of these crackers are not even interested in your content but simply to keep their ‘hacking’ skills sharp.  It is something that any respectable computer technician must do year after year, and to fault them for it is a wast of time and resources.

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