FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00088

Submission Number:
539814-00088
Commenter:
Andrew Spence
State:
TX
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I don't mind DRM in general and think that is is not entirely a bad thing. Where I draw the line is when a company doesn't tell me about it in advance and when I find out about it I cannot uninstall it. I installed Spore before I knew about the DRM and then spent 20 hours on the phone with EA and still cannot get the DRM off my machine. I finally reformatted my hard drive to get rid of it and I will no longer install an EA product. Hidden DRM hurts the industry and promotes piracy. If everyone was forthcoming about it and gave us a way to uninstall it if we wanted it removed I would have no problem personally installing it on any of my machines.