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Starforce: cool name, bad DRM--time to sue!

Starforce: cool name, bad DRM--time to sue!

Computer gamers are all too familiar with a little product called Starforce. Despite the name, it's not a game--it's antipiracy digital rights technology that, apparently, is nastier than a sniper hidden in the virtual forest. After multiple complaints that the DRM won't uninstall when you uninstall the game, that it will spontaneously reboot your machine if it thinks you're behaving suspiciously, and that it can compromise Windows' security, someone's finally sued. Although the $5 million class-action lawsuit is actually against the game company Ubisoft and not against the DRM maker itself. So, someone's after a couple new copies of Splinter Cell, then?