FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00095

Submission Number:
539814-00095
Commenter:
Justin Lief
State:
WA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

The many disparate types of DRM in use are a large barrier to me enjoying content which I have paid for. Continually I am frustrated by attempts to use legal content on a variety of devices different manufacturers. Why should there be any restrictions allowed on bought and paid for content from content providers who have a monopoly on any particular piece? They can charge whatever they want but they should not be allow to restrict the use of it after it belongs to me. Phone makers don't tell me who I can call, automakers don't tell me where I can drive, but record/movie companies get to tell me where I can listen/watch.