Spore DRM spawns class action lawsuit


We should have seen this one coming, especially after witnessing the shockingly efficient way in which our custom-made race of space-faring lawyer sharks enslaved the Spore galaxy. Boy, those guys were quick, turning over verdicts and shutting every brief case with aplomb.

The plaintiffs of a new class action lawsuit against Spore's publisher, EA, could have found some use for our toothy objectors, as they've alleged that the game violates consumer law by including and installing SecuROM, the digital rights management software responsible for many an outraged gamer. The complaint, which seeks damages for trespass, interference and unfair competition, as well as disgorgement of unjust profits, claims that SecuROM is "secretly installed to the command and control center of the computer (Ring 0, or the Kernel), and surreptitiously operated, overseeing function and operation on the computer, preventing the computer from operating under certain circumstances and/or disrupting hardware operations."

We're not sure how EA will respond to the complaint, but we can offer the company some advice, based on the weaknesses we surmised from our aquatic lawyers. Attack with really big space ships.

[Via Gamespot]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.