GOG launches an anti-DRM website, "FCKDRM" to advocate against using any form of DRM

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    Most dedicated PC gamers are familiar with the name GOG, otherwise known as Good Old Games, a digital game retailer owned by the company behind the Witcher series of games, CD Projekt. They're renown for selling games with no form of DRM whatsoever, believing that once you buy a game, you should be free to fully own it, rather than being bound by anti-piracy measures.

    This stance has brought GOG to its latest attempt to inform gamers: the "FCKDRM initiative".

    A new site, made by CD Projekt has gone live, called fckdrm.com, tries to advocate the public against all forms of DRM, claiming them as not only anti-consumer, but that they can also act as a "kill switch" that could easily prevent owners from accessing their purchases. A ticker on the top of the site says the following:

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    The site then lists problems with media that has DRM, such as the inability to have offline access or a loss of consumer rights, as well as being a roadblock in terms of digital preservation.

    At the bottom of the page is a list of causes to support, such as non-profit companies Defective By Design, which focuses on showing the failures of DRM in different forms, as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who try to lobby and fight legal battles against companies who try to force DRM upon their users. Bandcamp, GOG, OpenLibra, and Vimeo are all noted for being a source of DRM-free media, as an alternative to more mainstream options.

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  3. Apathetic_Discord

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    Something tells me they may just have a slight boner for anti-drm. :lol:
     
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  4. xalphax

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    DRM only fucks over the honest customers, pirates are gonna pirate, no matter what.
     
  5. smf

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    Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

    Increased security at airports fucks over the honest customers more than terrorists.
     
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  6. VitaType

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    I didn't knew that GOG belongs to CD Project (or a subcompany).
     
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  7. Bullseye

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    That is the way. (Or shall I say: dat is da wae)

    Happy to see this. I no longer have time to play games, but I might just buy TW3 from GOG to support them.
     
  8. oji

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    GOG is the only place where I buy digital PC games, otherwise I just pirate cause FCKDRM.
     
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    I approve.
     
  10. TheMCNerd2017

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    Good thing that a site like this launched to try and inform more people about the negatives of DRM. Would not be surprised if my school blocks it(probably since admins think DRM is good), considering they block words like "bypass" when searching in Google.
     
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    This made me smile.
     
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    inb4 name change
     
  13. T-hug

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    Such subtle naming :unsure:
     
  14. Marco_Buns

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    It doesn't matter how good a DRM is, it will be cracked immediately. It's just a waste of time and money.
     
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    I'm surprised they didn't put more of an emphasis on the fact that some drm hinders the performance of games themselves, all the other stuff is bad, but to actually have your game negatively impacted even during standard usage is another really bad side effect of heavy drm solutions

    The extra kick in the teeth being that pirates end up getting a more enjoyable experience once it's been stripped out
     
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  16. VitaType

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    It's from the creators of The Witcher. Subtlety never was one of there strengths ;)
     
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    >Voski works on his crack server
    >crack groups are disappearing from the internet, one by one
    "....Code Red"
    >Voski tries to send an SOS message but starts disappearing
    "...Motherfu-"
    >Voski disappeared

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    >SOS message sent
    >GOG logo appears in the contact device
     
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    Funnily enough, the most pirated version of the Witcher 3 is yhr cracked steam version instead of the DRM free version
     
  19. Bladexdsl

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    it won't stop DRM. companies like ubisoft are fucking in luv with it so bad.
     
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