Too many people ignore it or brush it off - until it directly effects them. I think the
news and game media has been letting us down. There should be a greater knowledge and
dicussion of DRM, but there isn't. Why is that? The only recent article that even
approached 'mainstream' was a CNN *Opinion* piece.
I know a lot of people read game reviews. We need to start including 'What DRM this game has'
in each and every review.
It needs to become part of the common vernacular and lingo so that people start understanding what it is,
what it does, and why they may want to include it as part of their purchasing decision. I don't think
there is a realization of consumer rights being infringed, abridged or otherwise impugned. I don't think
there is a realization of that fact that the game *just might not work* due to flawed or bad DRM
This movement of knowledge has to reach a certain mass such that companies can make fiscal decisions based
We lose X legitimate sales due to our DRM
We lose Y possible/maybe sales due to pirating.
Until X > (Y * (conversion of pirate to purchaser - certainly not 1:1)), this will only get worse.