While some within the Ubisoft studio structure may think that DRM is a grand idea, Ubisoft seems to have relented once again - this time patching out the protection on From Dust. The company apologized for the "always-on" DRM being in the game last month because when they announced the Pc version the company said it would have an "activate once" style of protection. Obviously that didn't happen and fans were ticked off about it. The company said when it apologized that the DRM being put in the game was simply a "misunderstanding."
Misunderstanding or not, a new patch on Steam removes the DRM completely. From the Steam Patch Notes:
"- Title can be played in offline mode (no connection to the Internet is required after installing the patch)
- Save file is moved from the Uplay/Ubisoft server to the local machine"