FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00011

Submission Number:
539814-00011
Commenter:
Bailey
State:
OK
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM sometimes makes it impossible for me to get at content that I have purchased because the DRM vendor has made their product in a way that causes CDs to be non-standard or otherwise quirky and so are not only hard for me to make a legitimate backup, but also hard for me to figure out what kind of DVD/CD drive I have to have in order to play it. In more general terms, I am tired of being treated like a criminal even AFTER I have bought something. Copyright is supposed to protect artists but it has been extended SO LONG that people can't access and use their own cultural heritage. Companies like Disney should not be able to keep hold of things forever. Where is the justice in that? Copyright is supposed to work in the consumer's favor after a while.