This one's been tickling me for a while now, and the legality around it is not something I've been particularly concerned with, but it's still interesting.
For those not up to speed with the drama:
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There are 2 issues here.
Firstly, like most modern DRM victims, the product cannot be played until it has been activated. As activation is handled entirely online, at some point, (in the very near future), retailers will be selling 300+ rands worth of nothing.
Secondly, they have been plugging, (since July/August of last year), half the product at full price as , (even if you were dilly enough to want to pay for the balance of the content), subscriptions were put on hold indefinitely.
While class action is probably out of the question, is there a risk here? If so, what does this say about this type of DRM? Surely the product should have been pulled when subscriptions were frozen, (or, at best, reduced to clear with notification).
<1 baby fur seal for every tldr;..>