Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest     Published: August 29th, 2018

GOG opened the website that explains to people the dangers of DRM and how they screw over gamers (And then some). A lot of people were sold on the all-digital, corporate curated future, but it seems that as the implications become more apparent, more and more are finally becoming concerned with what rights they might be giving up to get this digital future.

The website explains:

Games with DRM include a layer of software or code on top of what’s needed to just play the game. Nowadays DRM will send your information to an online server, it could run checks to see if you touched any files, or outright refuse access unless you’re logged in somewhere.

In other words, DRM is there to question what you’re doing every step of the way. Why should you care about DRM?

Because there is a killswitch built into your games. Sure, DRM might not affect you right now, but corporations hold the key and they’ll only let you in as long as you can repeatedly prove ownership. As long as you’re connected to the internet. As long as their DRM works without fault. As long they’re still around.

So should the burden of proof be on you? Do you place your trust in someone who doesn’t trust you?