FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00129

Submission Number:
539814-00129
Commenter:
Nicholas Salyers
State:
AL
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is a solution to a problem created in and of itself by DRM. It holds good honest users hostage to seemingly invincible measures of discomfort while being a simple time waster for even the least experienced pirate. Computer programmers and musicians alike have proven that preventing piracy is as easy as making it worth consumer's while by both including special features and items and providing updates via the internet, and this has proven that consumers are willing to pay for programs and music, if it turns out that the product is indeed worth the price. Were programmers to lower their price, I guarantee they would see an increase in sales. Simple, free market economics. Thank you for your time.