Ars Technica reports that the FTC is getting ready to take a hard look at gaming DRM
, setting up a town hall meeting to be held on March 25th. They're currently recruiting panelists
, and they say the meeting will, in part, "address the need to improve disclosures to consumers about DRM limitations." The controversy over DRM came to a head in 2008 with the release of Spore
and the multiple subsequent class-action lawsuits
focusing on the SecuROM software that came with the game. Ars Technica says the town hall meeting will also look at "legal issues surrounding DRM" and "the potential need for government involvement to protect consumers."