DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. It is a way for developers or publishers to exert some control over their product once it's been purchased by a consumer. Steam, SecuROM, and Disc Checks are all methods of DRM.

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Can I trust Steam-powered games? Is there any unwanted behavior installed with Steam?

So – I just bought the new game Supreme Commander 2. This question is not about the game, but about the online software installation platform that it seems to require. I haven't bought a game ...
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Can I play SimCity on two computers at the same time?

I'm not familiar with Origin's DRM (or the one that will be used on the next SimCity), but if I got the game, would I and my girlfriend be able to play it at the same time, each on their own computer ...
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How does offline mode impact Anno 2070?

Anno 2070 apparently has online and offline modes, and I'm wondering how those modes are different. I found some discussion of what you can't do in offline mode, but having not yet played the game ...
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Transferring all DLC to new Xbox 360 — “download all”?

I just had to replace a RROD'ed Xbox 360. This means I have no access to any of the content on the other machine since it won't boot! I would just pop the old hard drive into the new console, but ...
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Does Mass Effect 3 have “DRM Servers”?

I plan to play Mass Effect 3 on PS3. I've heard horror stories of EA's DRM that requires communication with their servers, but I never had to connect to EA to play Dead Space 1 or 2 on PS3. Will I ...
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What will happen to my digital games after I die? [closed]

After recently reading this, I wonder if the games I downloaded and currently own on Steam can be passed on to my son. Will Steam allow transfer of ownership of my account? If it is written in my last ...
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What's the DRM Model Ubisoft is Using for Assassins Creed III on the PC?

I'm trying to see if the rumors about Ubisoft coming to their senses about super-intrusive DRM apply to their AAA titles. So far Google has two completely conflicting articles about DRM for Assassins ...
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Can I keep using DLC on a borrowed Xbox 360?

I pre-ordered Fallout: New Vegas from GameStop and got the Classic Pack DLC as a "reward." I own a 360 Arcade and don't have an Xbox Live account. My girlfriend owns a 360 Elite and has a silver Live ...