See Part I and Part II if you need to get up on speed on this issue.
Reclaim Your Game (RYG), an Australian IT firm that looks at Digital Rights Management (DRM) issues, did an investigation that shows that EA/Bioware was using SecuROM when they said they were not.
RYG first came into the spotlight on 10th March when they said that Bioware’s Dragon Age 2 includes SecuROM, a much disliked copy protection software.
EA and Bioware came out all guns blazing in a statement that they don’t use SecuROM on their FAQ pages and in their stickied forum defense a few days later. It is not SecuROM but a different Sony Release Control utility made by Sony DADC (Digital Audio Disk Corporation) that only uses SecuROM utility files, and RYG was wrong, they said.
After that spat, RYG did a further thorough investigation and posted a lengthy article on March 16th on why they think they are right and there is SecuROM on Dragon Age 2.
The summary, in short, is this:
If a game is using any part of SecuROM, the game is using SecuROM regardless of how many SecuROM services it uses.
Techgoondu did a 1-on-1 interview with Martin Pham, CIO of Reclaim Your Game, to drill down into this contentious issue.