EA Sticking With SecuROM (Though Red Alert 3's Will Go A Little Easier On You) Because it includes Draconian DRM program SecuROM, Spore's taking a bit of a pounding at the moment . Same thing happened to Mass Effect , same thing happened to BioShock . The message is fairly clear: people know what SecuROM does, and they do not want . EA's response to this? To let you eat cake. They're sticking with the software, whether you like it or not, and upcoming RTS title Red Alert 3 will be coming bundled with it. This time, though, they're going a little easier on you, allowing you five installs (and a few other minor tweaks). Like the other games, though, spare a thought for the dev team. It's not their decision to implement SecuROM, it's EAs, and the following plea from the team makes clear just how polarising a topic this has become:

Red Alert 3 is shaping up to be a world-class RTS game that will give you many hours of enjoyment. I think it would be a shame if people decided to not play a great game simply because it came with DRM, but I understand that this is a very personal decision for many of you and I respect that. As you might imagine, I'm a lot less respectful of those people who take the position that they will illegally download a game simply because it has DRM.
For a full run-down of Red Alert 3's specific blend of SecuROM, hit the link below. So what's the deal with copy protection in Red Alert 3? [EA]