The petition against DRM has reached 1700/100000.
If the petition does reach it's goal the US government will go over DRM and possibly lower how much damage DRM can cause (By forcing refunds).
If you want to sign it, you don't have to be a US citizen.
The petition reads :
We petition the obama administration to:
Institute an industry-wide return policy for video games that rely on remote servers and DRM to function properly.
Video and computer games are growing increasingly reliant on
remote servers and the implementation of Digital Rights Management (DRM) to function properly.
When these measures fail, consumers are left with an unplayable experience. In these cases, the consumer should
have the right to expect a full refund, whether the game was purchased
in physical or digital form.
SimCity from publisher Electronic Arts is a recent example of why such a law is crucial. Even 72 hours after its release, players are unable to log in and play, rendering their $60 purchase useless. Yet they have no recourse for a refund.
Consumer protection laws vary from state to state. Please institute a universal, industry-wide refund policy for defective entertainment both digital and physical.