The new obnoxious DRM scheme used by Assassin's Creed 2 has been cracked in less than a day. While we don't condone piracy, this is pretty good news for legitimate owners of the game as the crack will improve gameplay by removing the need to be connected to the Internet at all times.
Many were of the opinion that this new, more demanding DRM would have effectiveness to match its inconvenience, at least financially justifying its use. Others assumed that it would be immediately cracked, as is usually the case, leaving the inconvenience for paying customers and resulting in a superior product for pirates. As usual, the latter group was right.