I can't get my spore without DRM without breaking the law.
1. Don't buy Spore. Spore in 2005 was a really interesting concept. Spore today is a failed concept, as it clearly targets little kids, focusing little on anything that could add some depth of exploration. The Creature Creator demo got me depressed, seeing how shallow the CC was, I could only guess how the rest of the game could be, and was confirmed by multiple reviews.
2. Wait until a DRM removal patch comes out. It eventually will.
What I cannot understand, is HOW does SecuROM 7 (the DRM software Spore has) encourage people to get an original copy of the game instead of a pirated copy. Does it:
-Prevent crackers to crack the game? Crackers are so bored with simple cracking methods so much, that they prey upon releases that use more advanced DRM. They want the challenge. It's their hobby. I play pool, they play reverse-engineering.
-Prevent pirates from getting pirated copies? How? Users weren't able to access the servers with cracked software even with older protection - or at least, they'd have to be massively lucky, and before they could enjoy their victory, they'd be banned.
-Motivate people to buy the game by any other means? If anything, it motivates people NOT to buy the game.
My 2 cents.
PS: At least it's not Starforce. That thing completely utterly destroyed my PC to the point I had to format.
"Moreover, the Starforce drivers, installed on your system, grant ring 0 (system level) privileges to any code under the ring 3 (user level) privileges."
Woot! PCIV - PC Immunodeficiency Virus!