Ever since the reveal of the Xbox One about two weeks ago, the media, gaming journalists, gamers, and angry forum goers have been up in arms about Microsoft's fumbled debut, canned applause, and, most of all, Microsoft's controversial Digital Rights Management policy. Digital Rights Management, or "DRM," is, paraphrased from Wikipedia, a registering system used by hardware manufacturers and game publishers in order to control the usage of digital media and devices after their sale. The system goes so far as to prevent copying of save files and to control the viewing, copying, and altering of works or devices. Essentially, it is a set of access control technologies that specifically register a game to only one account on one console and prevent others from accessing it.
DRM policies are in use by such companies as Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Sony, and have been an issue of heated debate since the inception of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in 1998. There have been worries that DRM policies might also be featured in the PlayStation 4.
However, there has been an incredible update to this ongoing story. To find out more about it, read further inside!