FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00070

Submission Number:
539814-00070
Commenter:
Lucy Kemnitzer
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I discovered that securom had made the system files on my computer invisible to me, even though I had set them to be visible. This made removing the securom files from my computer very difficult! It also left me much more vulnerable to other potential threats from viruses and other malware. Once I did succeed in removing securom, I was again able to see what is on my own computer. I don't think it's right for a game to pre-empt my own authority over my computer, and I don't think it's right for a game to make my computer less safe from malware. I especially don't think it's right for a game to act like malware! It's also insulting for EA to behave as if its loyal customers are vicious criminals just waiting to steal something from them as soon as they get the chance.