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In the last few years, to protect copyright and prevent piracy, game publishers have had to start moving toward some rather extreme forms of protection. Of course gamers today never had the experience I had growing up where I had to plug a security circuit into the I/O port to play some Sierra games on my Apple IIGS Woz Edition. Video game DRM (Digital Rights Management) used to prevent piracy and the software winding up on all the top torrent sites is a big issue these days. But some of the most egregious forms of DRM have simply been smashed by the hacking and torrenting community.
Research, Video & Gaming »
George S. Ford presents a study of the effects of broadband Internet use on “discouragement” within the labor market. Discouragement is the official term used to describe an individual who is out of work and desires to have a job, but has given up their search based on beliefs that their job prospects are unfavorable.