piracy will and cannot be killed, the only way it will happen would be that all and every country's introduce the law that downloading is illegal, and since that wont happen (no downloading isnt illegal uploading is however...)
to date, there are so many company's that use DRM to try and prevent people from pirating it, like EA on most of it's new games it has a function that only allows you to install the game 3 times, after that the disk is useless unless u contact EA support
it's kind of a funny solution, cuase what do pirates do? they remove or bypass the DRM completly, including this 3 x install only function, and even if it wasnt bypassable, what's keeping you from downloading it again? thus this only hurts the customers...
as long as company's come up with these funny idea's on so called pirate-control pirates rule the market (everything for free)
I think that Stardock's blocking access to game updates for non-registered users is brilliant.
stardocks however, keeps claiming impulse is not meant to be a pirate-control system, i agree.. it has some function other then keeping non-customers out.... but it sounds very similair to another funny solution for anti-piracy.... haven't checked it yet tough but im fairly certain someone, somewhere is working on the 1.1 patch right now
(i hope so rlly, this will give offline persons the ability to use USB sticks to transfer the patch rather than using a flashdrive to carry the entire game with you.....)
ofcourse pirates will also be able to get it this way, but rlly, would you care for a pirate playing this offline?, if he actually enjoys it, give him the patch he deserves to get it for free if he doesnt care for online play.....
I have one simple solution: nuke them all! There will be pirates everytime unless there is a possibility to steal something. So if you kill all the people, who have a computer, or at least have the access to one, there will be no more software pirates anymore. And because it may be difficult to distinguish pepole with and without the access to a computer, I say, nuke them all!
yeah well, the problem here is the radiation fallout yknow..... all those poor animals