Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Starforce Boycott

Looks like I've found a list of games that I will be cautious about adding to my collection. These games all use the Starforce copy protection scheme, which it seems can open vulnerabilities in Windows (a la Sony's rootkit debacle?), as well as potentially cause hardware failures due to the short-sighted protection measures employed. Fortunately, it is easily detected and removed, but still...

Read more about it here.

Found via Boingboing.net, posted by Cory Doctorow, who has received a legal threat from Starforce's lawyers because of the criticism he has posted.

I want to read up a little more on it before I jump on the boycott bandwagon, but I'd definitely recommend caution at this point.

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