FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00012

Submission Number:
539814-00012
Commenter:
Andrew Hamblin
State:
UT
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

It is a simple fact, that invasive undisclosed DRM technology constitutes a trespass on my personal property. These technologies do not prevent piracy(Spore is widely cited as the most pirated piece of software ever), and do not add value to the product they are included with(In fact these systems damage the resell value of the software). In many cases DRM can introduce security vulnerabilities, or interfere with the day to day operation of affected computer systems. Users have the right to be clearly informed of what is being installed on their computer system. They can then select the products they will purchase using this information to inform their decision. Furthermore corporations making use of DRM, must be held liable any provable damage which the DRM may have caused.