Notch: Forget DRM, ‘focus on the honest people’
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
Speaking in the latest issue of Game Informer, Notch said “There are so many evil companies that want to control the flow of information because they managed to do so for 20 years, and they want to do it forever,”
“That’s not really how information behaves. Copying something on the internet is a free process, and it’s easy to do. You literally cannot install a game without copying. Everything is copying, all the time. Trying to control that is counterproductive.
“If you really want to control it, you have to have hardcore, technical solutions to it. So, you have futile attempts like DRM. It gets more and more intrusive… I think [the internet is] fine as it is; I’m making lots of money off it. Piracy isn’t stopping us. Sure, we’d prefer if people bought the game, but there are enough honest people out there. so, just focus on the honest people.”
We had news that developer CD Projekt who are making The Witcher 2, has already vowed to never use DRM.
What are your thoughts on DRM? We’re already discussing this one on the forums and would love to hear what you have to say.