FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00078

Submission Number:
539814-00078
Commenter:
Eric Lambert
State:
MO
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I would like to see addressed the effect DRM has had or will have on First Sale Doctrine. Newer versions of common DRM schemes involve a limited number of required online verifications, which effectively prevents consumers from reselling the software they have legally purchased.