FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00077

Submission Number:
539814-00077
Commenter:
Rob Compton
State:
MO
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is being used to prevent an owner of a product to exercise the rights they are granted by the purchase of the product. Many users prefer to use the back up copy of a movie or a music cd and keep the original safe from harm. Think of all the cd's in your car that have become scratched. More importantly the use of DRM and what the tools to implement it are becoming more intrusive. Some computers will only display movies on certain "protected" video ports requiring the purchase of newer monitors .. etc... not that the monitor you have now is not capable of displaying the image.. but it is not compatible with the DRM that it is "protected" with