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Bob Blakley
Research VP
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31 years IT industry

Bob Blakley is VP, Distinguished Analyst, and Agenda Manager for IT1 Identity and Privacy Strategies Service. Mr. Blakley is past general chair of the IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium and the ACSA New Security Paradigms workshop. He was awarded ACSAC's Distinguished Security Practitioner award…Read Full Bio

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More Good News: Blizzard Founder Realizes DRM is Useless

by Bob Blakley  |  May 28, 2010  |  1 Comment

Starcraft 2 will be released without boneheaded DRM restrictions – and Frank Pearce (founder of videogame giant Blizzard) admits in an interview with Videogamer magazine that DRM is a losing battle.  With more business acumen than most “content” executives, he observes that “We need our development teams focused on content and cool features, not anti-piracy technology.”

Yes you do.

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  • 1 Neil MacDonald   June 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Can’t they just use a commecial anti-piracy tool and achieve both outcomes – free developers from writing this code and achieve a higher level of protection for their IP?