FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00124

Submission Number:
539814-00124
Commenter:
Alex Watson
Organization:
Decolumnized Gaming
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

There are various sources stating that DRM doesn't work. When someone purchases a game, they want to be able to play the game, without worrying that, should they want to install it someplace else, or, for that matter, should they reformat their computer, and reinstall it, they won't be able to play their game. It's perfectly acceptable for game developers to want to protect their interests, but not at the expense of accessability for people who have bought the game. DRM is not the answer.