EA's attempt to stop copies of PC video games from being shared amongst innocent civilians in the community.
I'm joining the class action lawsuit of Securom to stop the evil corporate dominance of EA!
1) SecuROM is a CD/DVD copyright protection program installed with computer games, sometimes without the knowledge of the consumer, that acts a lot like malware
. The idea behind SecuROM is to prevent pirating games, but, instead, it may limit a legitimate buyer's computer by automatically treating them as a criminal.
The extent of what SecuROM can do is up to the game publisher. BioShock was one of the first games to ship with SecuROM in which people were limited to "activating" the game three times before needing to call a toll tech support phone line to ask to be given another activation. A strike towards an activation could've been anything from reinstalling the game to downloading Windows updates.
2) To limit something beyond comprehension for no good reason at the expense of others.
Example 1): The following games ship with SecuROM: Armored Assault, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Neverwinter Nights 2, Command & Conquer 3, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Overlord, BioShock, Hellgate: London, Rayman Raving Rabbids, World in Conflict, Spore Creature Creator, and Spore.
Dude 1: My school SecuROMed my prom because they were worried about people acting out of their order.
Dude 2: The server master SecuROMed his site when he added a download limit per day.
bullshit malware that sony developed for EA to use in its games to prevent you from installing the game more than 3 times to "prevent piracy"
Dude 1: Did you by Spore?
Dude 2: Fuck no man, it has shitty SecuROM on it. All about torrents