FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00063

Submission Number:
539814-00063
Commenter:
Scott Wild
State:
WA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I'm a law-abiding citizen, and I enjoy my digital media. Unfortunately, all DRM does is prevent me from using purchased media freely. It makes using media a large headache, even though I'm using it legally. Unfortunately, DRM does nothing to prevent piracy. While I try to work around the intricacies of DRM, sharing networks are filled with DRM-Free media that is easier to obtain and work with than legally acquired media. When it is actually easier for me too use pirated music and video, DRM becomes a pointless headache.