Against Unacceptable Copy Protection Techniques on the Computer Game Gothic 3
The undersigned of this petition request that the computer game "Gothic 3
" shall be released only with copy protection methods that are acceptable to the consumers.
We petitioners find it unacceptable if the use of this computer game results in any one of the following consequences:
- An interference into the computer system that is unusual for common applications, for example the installation of device drivers or the modification of system files.
- The installation of a program that reports information about the user or his computer system to anyone without the user's prior approval.
- A forced registration, regardless if online or via phone.
- "Digital rights management" that allows the publisher to restrict the period of playability for the game.
In particular, we request that "Gothic 3" not use "Starforce" copy protection, because it implements some of the foregoing objectionable consequences.