San Francisco, California, U.S.A. February 16, 2010 - ByteShield, Inc., a provider of user and developer friendly software Digital Rights Management (DRM) to the PC Video Games industry today announced that ByteShield version 2.2 has received DRM watchdog Reclaim Your Game’s Gold Seal of Approval“by passing every area and receiving an overall 99%”.

Reclaim Your Game (RYG) tested the leading DRM provider at the same time as re-testing ByteShield (ByteShield was awarded RYG’s Gold Seal for the first time in May, 2009). The comparative results are shown in the attached table. The RYG test results reproduced in the attached table are also available at: and

PRISM (Players Resisting Invasive Security Measures) and RYG (Reclaim Your Game) DRM testing methodology continues to evolve and ByteShield has been re-tested against their latest DRM Testing Regimen. Quoting the RYG site,“RYG can assertively provide qualitative results for all members of the public with the inclusion of RYG’s very own Rating Method, which also determines whether a certain DRM can gain RYG’s Gold Seal of Approval… as well as provide prospective DRM vendors a chance to see whether their products are End-User Friendly.”

“Both the new test and the results are industry firsts and I invite everyone to review these results that independently contrast ByteShield and other DRM vendors,” said Jan Samzelius, ByteShield CEO.“Users’ frustration with today’s user-unfriendly anti-piracy systems (software copy protection or DRM) and the developers’ and publishers’ frustration with the unintended negative impact on end users have opened the market for new innovations. ByteShield, developed by gamers for gamers, has turned these issues 180 degrees and made them competitive advantages through a novel approach and design that makes DRM work for all involved (that is, except the crackers). For example, ByteShield insists on full disclosure/transparency to users while offering many key user friendliness features, including unlimited installs, offline use, no hidden files, one-time activation, and full and clean uninstall. With ByteShield, users have an un-intrusive and convenient experience and publishers have an easy to implement and flexible protection solution which also provides sales and usage data. Crackers have a significantly greater work effort.”

ByteShield has now protected over 100 games proving market acceptance and is a low cost choice for Game Developers, Publishers and Digital Distributors. Thus, no need to use solutions that infuriate gamers. Contact ByteShield at to start a free trial on either a free game or on your game to test ByteShield’s user friendliness for yourself.

About ByteShield

ByteShield’s unique approach to DRM and copy protection provides users with a transparent, safe and un-intrusive solution while giving PC game and PC applications developers, publishers and distributors flexible licensing management with a high level of protection. ByteShield’s proven technology has received customer and industry accolades from organizations such as PRISM/RYG, a gamers group for sensible DRM solutions, who has tested and endorsed ByteShield’s solution. ByteShield has four patents pending in DRM and copy protection and won the 2009‘Most Innovative Software for the Software Industry’ award by SoftwareCEO/CompTIA. ByteShield, Inc. is a privately held California corporation, established in 2004, and headquartered in San Francisco. To find out more, visit or call +1 415 420 6636.

About the PRISM/RYG
PRISM, which is an acronym for Players Resisting Invasive Security Measures, is an independent forum site dedicated to discussing the in and outs of various DRM solutions. The forum, which was initially founded by a handful of Sims 2 players, started by providing tech support on SecuROM issues but the scope of PRISM has continued to grow, and now has many on-going discussions on a number of topics. Reclaim Your Game (RYG) is PRISM’s informational site dedicated to articles and educating gamers about the in and outs of DRM and related topics such as online distribution.

Press/Analyst Contacts

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