FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00076

Submission Number:
539814-00076
Commenter:
Daniel Longwing
State:
MD
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Please stop calling it Digital Rights Management. The term is Digital Restrictions Management. The companies that developed it called it Digital Restrictions Management, the companies that use it call it Digital Restrictions Management, and the people who see their ownership rights stripped away call it Digital Restrictions Management. Only two groups call DRM Digital Rights Management: The PR firms trying to sell the technologies to the public, and the public who hasn't yet seen the products they own stripped away from them by restrictive technologies. When RIAA and the EFF can agree that the term is Digital Restrictions Management, isn't it time to acknowledge the truth of the situation?