FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00092

Submission Number:
539814-00092
Commenter:
Joshua Bell
State:
IA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

A news story here http://www.boingboing.net/2009/01/08/ebook-drm-provider-g.html details the closing of a DRM provider which is affecting an ebook companies customers from accessing their product. A product that they paid for. Despite click yes to comply terms that you have no access to if you don't agree stating that they don't guarantee access to the ebooks customer purchased. This seems very anti-consumer. This is the potential if not fate of all DRM encumbered products. Eventually there will be no support and access to something preserved will be lost.