Rumours, coupled with some screen shots as dubious proof, are coming from Reddit (via PCGamer) that Ubisoft may have relaxed some of the DRM restrictions on their PC games.
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Shacknews have official confirmation from Ubisoft that Assassin's Creed 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction now only authenticate on first load. Other games will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, so if you're steadfastly against this clusterfuck of a PR disaster, you won't be adding Settlers 7, Silent Hunter 5 or H.A.W.X. 2 to your collection any time soon.