I have emailed Gearbox, posted on their official forum, and tweeted them. I have emailed 2K, tweeted them, and am now here to post on their official forum. The following is, essentially, and open letter to 2K.
Hello, everyone at 2K Games. For the Steam version of Borderlands, two of the DLC items contain 3rd-party DRM, that DRM being SecuROM. The DLC items in question are Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot and The Zombie Island of D. Ned. 3rd-party DRM is unnecessary, as Steam is enough DRM as it is. Since it is against my principles to support any game that uses or has DLC that uses 3rd-party DRM on Steam, I cannot allow myself to buy Borderlands until SecuROM is removed from it and all of its DLC. I know I could easily pirate it, but that is against my personal morals so instead I am doing my best to contact you and Gearbox on this matter.
Why remove this DRM, you ask? Well, there are several reasons. For one, it would get you more sales for Borderlands, its DLC, and Borderlands 2. The removal of SecuROM would receive a very positive reaction from your fans, and would probably earn you many new fans. Another reason is that the store page on Steam for the GOTY Edition does not mention SecuROM, meaning that many people have bought it not knowing that it included 3rd-party DRM. One big thing that separates good developers and publishers from great ones is how much they care about and listen to their fans. Removing SecuROM from Steam Borderlands and its DLC would help prove just how great you all are.
Please, 2K, do this. Remove all 3rd-party DRM from the Steam version of Borderlands and all of its DLC. It would mean so much to me and others. Please.
I hope you respond, but regardless of if you do and what your response is, I hope everyone at 2K Games has a wonderful life. Thank you for your time.