I absolutely refuse to buy this game for the pc. I am also really discouraged to even buy the console version. I own both Assassin's Creed 1 and 2 and love both very much. I have always loved and admired Ubisoft for their amazing games including my beloved Prince of Persia series, but this "Internet connection required at all times" will not fly.
If you value or respect your rights as a consumer who is giving their hard earned money to Ubisoft with this ridiculous restriction and stipulation, I advise you to stay away from this game and any other that mandates you have a constant connection to their servers. We as consumers have rights and we should exercise these rights by boycotting this product until these ridiculous limitations are removed. If you must buy Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, buy the console version. Let's make a statement to Ubisoft and the video game industry as a whole. They need our HARD EARNED money to survive. We don't need your games to survive. There will be others that will make games with the consumers rights in mind.