The DRM saga continues, as Electronic Arts has been slapped with two more lawsuits related to its use of SecuROM DRM technology, this time in relation to The Sims 2 Bon Voyage and Spore Creature Creator.
One Richard Eldridge of Pennsylvania is suing the publisher over undisclosed installation of the DRM software after installing a demo version of Spore Creator Creator. Here’s a bit from his suit:
The inclusion of undisclosed, secretly installed DRM protection measures with a program that was freely distributed constitutes a major violation of computer owners’ absolute right to control what does and what does not get loaded onto their computers, and how their computers shall be used…
The other suit, filed by Dianna Cortez of Missouri, cites EA for “immoral, unethical, oppressive, unscrupulous” conduct for installing the DRM which caused problems on the user’s computer.
Hopefully, this will lead to nonsense-DRM being phased out, making place for smarter software and maybe a DRM-less future.