Carpe Fulgur is a rare team, focusing on the niche of niches, translating and publishing indie games from Japan to English-speaking countries. Though a lot of groups release fan translations, Carpe Fulgur are one of the few that make it into a business.
If you don’t know them, they are the team behind the localization of Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale. An RPG about running an item shop in a fantasy world.Because of differences in ethics however, it is likely they will not publish their current attempt at a project. The reason for this being the issue of DRM.
Like most gamers, Carpe Fulgur have a strong anti-DRM stance, believing users should not be inhibited by security in order to play the game. A team involved in the title Fortune Summoner want the game to have DRM that requires an internet connection, and are unwilling to change stances as it seems.
They may be able to negotiate with Lizsoft in their current attempts but there are no guarantees on this. Regardless, it’s good to see a publisher taking a stand against DRM, even if it will cost them a sale.