Fans are petitioning Microsoft to bring back its withdrawn DRM policies.

Originally planned for the Xbox One, fans are asking for a return to 24-hour online check-ins and completely relieving users of any ownership rights to trade, borrow or share games.

The petitions creator David Fontenot explains: "This was to be the future of entertainment. A new wave of gaming where you could buy games digitally, then trade, share or sell those digital licenses. Essentially, it was Steam for Xbox. But consumers were uninformed, and railed against it, and it was taken away because Sony took advantage of consumers uncertainty."

After Microsoft's unprecedented policy reversal many gamers finally jumped behind the system to support it, smoothing out the Xbox One's E3 public relations crap-storm. But now it seems at least some people - who apparently have excellent Internet service providers - want it back.

"We want this back. It can't be all or nothing, there must be a compromise."

Yes, it's called Xbox Live. What do you think? Now that the looming threat of always on DRM has been sidestepped for a few years, does the future of digital (non)ownership look bright to you?

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[Via Destructoid]