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Another Class Action against Spore for DRM

Posted by ballightning on November 10, 2008

Richard Eldridge has accused Spore’s Creators, Electronic Arts, with installing software unbeknown to the customer. This case is against the Spore Creature Creator Trail which installed SecuROM  which can not be uninstalled fully from your computer. From the 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…

[SecuROM] cannot be completely uninstalled. Once installed it becomes a permanent part of the consumer’s software portfolio…

EA’s EULA for Spore Creature Creator Free Trial Edition makes utterly no mention of any Technical Protection Measures, DRM technology, or SecuROM whatsoever…

There is also a similar case against EA for The Sims 2: Bon Voyage.

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