Updating pirated software

Spore, released by EA on September 7, 2008, uses Secu ROM.Spore has seen relatively substantial rates of unauthorized distribution among peer-to-peer groups, and with a reported 1.7 million downloads over Bit Torrent networks, was the most user-redistributed game of 2008, according to Torrent Freak's "Top 10 most pirated games of 2008" list.On March 12, 2011, a Bio Ware representative stated on the official Dragon Age II message boards that the game does not use Secu ROM, but instead "a release control product which is made by the same team, but is a completely different product" In early August 2012 an updated version of Final Fantasy VII was re-released for PC.

Microsoft was also in a way forced to make Windows 10 a free upgrade including pirated users of Windows 7 and 8.

People who were running pirated copies of Windows can upgrade to Windows 10 without any issues accept that the OS will keep letting user know that it is not a genuine copy.

but only one online user (required to access user-generated content) can be created per copy.

A class-action lawsuit was filed by Maryland resident Melissa Thomas within the U. District Court against Electronic Arts over Secu ROM's inclusion with Spore.

The limit was raised to five activations because an incorrect phone number had been printed on the manual, and because there were no call centers outside of the United States.

Separate activations were required for each user on the same machine.

PCs in emerging markets like India and China are known to run pirated copies of software.

In fact, in a country like India a high percentage of the computers are actually running pirated copies of the operating system itself.

We have reached out to Microsoft for clarity on this issue and will update if we hear from them.

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