The previous BioWare game used SecuROM copy protection on the PC and there was a lot of grief over it. Well, it looks like BioWare has learned their lesson as this post on their forums
states that they are not using it and forgoing any online checking mechanism for Dragon Age: Origins
. The game will only use the basic check disc scheme so this should ensure that no one's PC will get messed up by bad copy protection software. Kudos to BioWare and EA for this decision.