Copy protection is serious business and developers would do just about anything to make sure their hard work is safe from the ravenous claws of software pirates. Ubisoft is one such company that appears to have drawn the line where protecting their intellectual property is concerned. Having used the notoriously unpopular copy protection software Starforce on previous titles such as Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood, Ubisoft have since announced that they have dropped the software altogether for their upcoming PC game, Heroes of Might & Magic V.
According to many gamers that had been exposed to the protection software, the program apparently compromises various Windows security settings, opening a path for hackers and trojans to wreak all sorts of havoc on the victims computers. The only way to rid oneself of the apparent backdoor vulnerability would be to uninstall the program in question, yet that is still rumored to not be a definitive solution.
While most gamers affected by this would sit at their keyboards and pout, one such individual seemed to have taken matters into his own hands by filing a class action lawsuit to the sum of $5 million. Unfortunately, his target was not set on Starforce, but developer Ubisoft. Their crime? Using Starforce. While Ubisoft didn't clarify what the reason for dropping it's collaboration with Starforce actually was, you'd have to think this might have had something to do with it.