Remove "Phone Home" Copy Protection from Mass Effect and Spore sign now

The announcement of the inclusion of SecuROM protection in Mass Effect and Spore that "phones home" every ten days to ensure that installed software is valid is, to put it plainly, an insult to us, your loyal customers.

It has been demonstrated, time and again, that no matter what kind of protection is put in place, eventually software pirates will break it. This new form of protection will be no different. It will only unduly burden those of us that purchase and support your games.

Previous copy protection schemes, though flawed, at least placed control of the copy in the consumersв hands. If the game did not work on a particular machine it could be resold. This new protection will take away that ability; permanently tying a particular copy of a game to one user forever. At the same time, this will also tie a user who has purchased a game to many factors beyond his or her control: internet connection stability and availability, state of the activation servers, and availability of the activation support hotline and their willingness to help.

We, the undersigned, for the reasons abovementioned, strongly suggest that the new copy protection be either not included in the games sold on store shelves, or at least removed immediately via patch.

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  • 13 December 2015850. Martin G
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No Totaly mixed up!!!!!!
  • 09 December 2015849. Matt C
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No No SecuRom
  • 08 December 2015848. Nikita Braun
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No Maxis was so much better... EA totally corrupted everything
  • 30 November 2015847. Frank S
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No I won't be purchasing any again.
  • 30 November 2015846. Karel S
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No woting with my wallet
  • 26 November 2015845. Johannes G
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  • 19 November 2015844. Andrew K
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No This is absolutely terrible.
  • 16 November 2015843. Evert B
    I support this petition
  • 14 November 2015842. Samuel Dillon
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No This is utterly pathetic. Over time, people will run out of installs. Which will cause a ripple effect and kill EA's sales. I dont think anyone will buy the base-game again just to play the la
  • 14 November 2015841. Erik C
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No I own every Bioware PC game to date and unless the current copy protection scheme is removed from MEPC that will be the end of my support.
  • 12 November 2015840. Martin Delacruz
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  • 01 November 2015838. Justin B
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  • 27 October 2015837. Richard K
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  • 20 October 2015836. Carl Hamilton
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No Seriously, this is just outrageous. I'm fine with internet activiation but this just takes the (insert rude word here)
  • 07 October 2015835. Cedd Snow
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No I will not buy this game if they don't change the DRM.
  • 25 September 2015834. Wade C
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  • 25 September 2015833. Joo P
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  • 20 September 2015832. Kenneth D
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No What seems to be the fundamental thinking in this decision of EA/Bioware in regards to artificial market limitations via overly intrusive anti-piracy measures appears flawed; I will stand for
  • 20 September 2015831. Dave K
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No Bought previous game, no way am I touching Mass Effect with this ikky DRM in place.
  • 18 September 2015830. Horvth S
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No dgfd
  • 12 September 2015829. Jakub S
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  • 02 September 2015828. Hana V
    I support this petition
  • 29 August 2015827. Erik Hebert
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No This is not very good solution....
  • 28 August 2015826. Rafa H
    I support this petition
  • 21 August 2015825. Spc Shaneb
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No For all the deployed soldiers without internet
  • 19 August 2015824. Damian S
    Have you purchased EA, Bioware, and/or MAXIS games before. No The limit of 3 installs ever is even more onerous, as someone who has been PC gaming since 1992.

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