Last fall, video game monolith EA found itself in a hornet’s nest when their game Spore was released with a rather severe Digital Rights Management (DRM) application. The Internet exploded, with the game’s page on Amazon receiving blistering reviews.
EA’s reason for the DRM was partially because the game itself had been leaked online weeks before its launch. And now, as Ars Technica reports, the company’s latest mega-franchise of a game, Sims 3, has reportedly been leaked to torrent sites.
With countries like France adopting severe “three strikes rules” to battle online piracy, the fight over online theft and copyright infringement—which goes all the way back to the days when Napster was a simple college file-sharing network—are still raging.