"If you need to have backed the game to see this information on their Kickstarter page, that's a big problem for many people. You should have this information upfront before deciding whether or not to put your money there."
I'm not sure I understand your complaint.
People backed the game; and part of that promise was for a DRM Free version. Once the funding period is over; people can no longer back the game--but usually they can purchase it once it is released.
The game devs / publisher later retracted the DRM-free option in a backer only update. I assume you need to be a backer to read the update or the comments on the update.
People--like me--are upset that that we paid for something that had a feature which was retracted.
There is an error in this article's title. Adobe has been selling their Creative Cloud Subscription service for over a year. It was announced in 2011 and went live in the first half of 2012.
Adobe did release a major update to their major products; so you are probably referring to 24 hours after the release of that update; not 24 hours after the release of the subscription service.
The Creative cloud Subscription includes some services; such as a dropbox like file sharing utility and integration with Behance a platform for sharing work. I assume such services are not easily 'crackable' due to their nature.
But, I'm not the least bit surprised that the desktop software was cracked, though.
I do something similar regarding Tweetdeck and Twitter. I created a list of news sites that I'm interested in watching. And also a list of my "50 or so" of my closest friends on twitter. I watch these two lists more than my regular feed.
How do you feel about TweetDeck going away? Have you researched / moved onto replacements, yet?
Isn't the HTML Working Group made up of only big players?
All browsers implement proprietary functionality not part the of a ratified HTML spec. Generally, what gets used becomes the standard and the spec catches up to that.
I'd argue that proprietary functionality within IE(6) was a huge win for Microsoft. Many enterprises built apps on IE6, effectively locking enterprises into IE6 and effectively killing most of the browser competition. Of course, as this happened, IE progress ceased for many years. That is bad for consumers--but was good for Microsoft.
This lack of progress paved the way for new competitors such as Firefox and Chrome.
I'm not sure if copyright would have a direct influence on innovation.
However, I can see an indirect influence on innovation if copyright is used to prevent use of research studies / papers. That way, everyone is potentially starting from scratch instead of building off the works of others.
As one example, imagine trying to connect two computers today on different sides of the country if the copyright was used to prevent folks from using the TCP/IP Protocol? I suspect our lives would be very different today.