DRM Clarification for Mass Effect and Spore

Authentication of discs has now gone from the physical format to the online format
In this Official BioWare/EA Response to DRM Discussion thread, BioWare has annouced that Mass Effect will not require 10- day periodic re-authentication (story). With online authentication, consumers now connect to the Internet the first time the game is launched and are required only to reconnect if they are downloading new game content. A similar copy protection scheme will be used with the upcoming title Spore.