FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00112

Submission Number:
539814-00112
Commenter:
M Dodds
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I feel that DRM hurts LEGITIMATE buyers more than anything. Pirate WILL crack it. Pirates will crack it the VERY FIRST DAY IT'S OUT! Or they will get a leaked version and crack it BEFORE THE PRODUCT IS EVEN ON RETAIL SHELVES. There is nothing I hate more than DRM. I'm mainly talking videogames here. I avoided Spore all together with the DRM headaches. Secu ROM is the devil. I find this to be a good example. Look how rampant piracy was with that videogame. Look at the DRM in place on that game. Most gamers did not want to deal with that bullshit. No matter how much you limit a product. No matter how much "protection" you place on that product, it's going to get cracked within a matter of hours. Which in the end only hurts legitimate consumers of that product. The pirates will just be on their merry little way playing the DRM free version of the game.