'Spore' Spawns Class-Action Suit


Posted September 24, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

Will Wright's Universe simulator Spore seems like a cute and cuddly game, but according to some players, it hides a dark and terrible secret. A class action lawsuit was filed today which accuses Spore of running a damaging program on users' computers without warning them.

According to the suit, installing Spore also installs SecuROM, a form of Digital Rights Management that is "surreptitiously operated, overseeing function and operation on the computer, preventing the computer from operating under certain circumstances and/or disrupting hardware operations."

The plaintiffs are demanding a cut of  "unfair profits and damages for trespass, interference, unfair competition and consumer law violations."

For their part, EA has threatened to ban users who post too much about the matter:

"SecuROM has been discussed and discussed so much and it causes arguments in threads," a moderator posted. "If you want to talk about DRM SecuROM then please use another fan site forum.

But... our creature is so adorable...


'Spore' Spawns Class-Action Suit


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