Copy protection is MURDERING pc gaming. Back in the 90s when pc games could be loaded on multiple pcs and lan gamers could share games freely and play multilayer matches and check out the games, pc games used to sell a whole hell of a lot better.
I'm my early days of LAN party's the multi payer portion of games could be spawned to different pcs. We would have a great time and if the game was worthy people would go buy their own copy for the single player aspect.
Today at our party new games are hardly ever introduced. Most of our attendees don't want to fork out $40 to $50 to find out they don't like a game. It sucks that every title has to authenticate online or have its own cd key (for multiplayer). A father and son both have to have their own copy to play multi player. This is total BS IMHO. I'm not spending $100 for one game. It's a bad business model.
Call it pirating if you want. But it worked and pc games did sell better when people could really try out the games. NO, demos don't work. People are to lazy to bother with them and most of the time the demo doesn't give you enough substance of the game to entice you to buy it.
Short of it. At least give us gamer free reign of the mulitplayer again like they did in the past. If they want to lock down the single player then thats fine with me.