FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00032

Submission Number:
539814-00032
Commenter:
Kent Campbell
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Hello, I have been around the black a few time on both the light side as a buyer of games and on the dark side of pirating them. I have seen the effects of DRM on both sides and wonder if companies that use DRM are just deluding them selves some times. So in a world where cracks for the DRM are widely available and a google search away. Cracks you need not even pirate the game to use. I put forward this simple question. Do the publishers really think that these methods are working? When cracks are more stable, and out with in hours of release if not even before. Do they really think that their security works to stop piracy? Or are they just deluding them selves with false information and in such, punish those that really would buy the software they offer. Thank you for letting me be heard. And if it matters, I bought spore. My poor computer has not been the same afterwards. Here is to hoping things chance because as it is, the consumer either takes the bugs, or becomes a criminal.