Ubisoft's new digital rights management system doesn't require a joke, really. It already technically constitutes one of its own.
Digital Rights Management, otherwise known as DRM, is pretty one-sided. It never includes your rights and you never get to manage them. And yes, the description of how the new DRM works is pretty much right, as far as I can tell. If there's a flutter in a router or a switch thousands of miles away from you, the game that you are not even playing online will just fold up, exit and refuse to talk to you until whatever the problem is has gone away.
Neighbor's cellphone or powertools interferes with your WiFi? Technician performs maintenance on a distant router? Someone kicks out a cable somewhere? Game gone until your PC can talk to Ubisoft full time again.
That's the joke. Is anyone laughing? No, I didn't think so. Maybe it isn't too late to get those SecuRom folks back in the saddle.
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