Starforce's Amusing "Proof" That Its Copy Protection Doesn't Cause Problems
from the funny-definition-of-proof dept
Yesterday we noted that Russian copy protection firm Starforce seemed to have a bit of a problem with shooting its mouth off without thinking in threatening to sue Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow over negative comments on their product (comments that you can find all over the web). We pointed to the ridiculous publicity stunt “competition” the company had announced back in December to try to dispel the rumors about problems with the software. If you read that post, you’ll notice we picked through the fine print to point out that it was basically impossible to win the contest. They put in all sorts of conditions that made it clear that you’d have to be crazy to even enter. What we didn’t realize was that the deadline to enter was yesterday. So, now Digg is pointing to the company’s announcement today that the lack of entrants proves that the complaints about their software are “pure fiction.” Given the extensive nature of the complaints, that’s pretty hard to believe. It seems a lot more likely that no one wanted to attempt to meet all of the conditions of the contest (including flying to Moscow at your own expense with a computer still under warranty) when the company promised to publicly make fun of anyone who didn’t meet all the conditions of the contest. Update: Apparently, the folks who are pushing the boycott of Starforce games have come up with the perfect response. Based on Starforce’s own logic, they’re demanding that Starforce show up at their offices to prove that the copy protection software doesn’t cause problems. If they don’t take them up, then according to Starforce’s own reasoning, the company is clearly lying.