FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00130

Submission Number:
539814-00130
Commenter:
David Lessard
State:
VA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I am against DRM in all forms. It only hurts and limits those that rightly pay for digital property. If someone illegally gets the media, they will circumvent it and have no restrictions on it, but if someone pays for the media, there will be all of the restrictions. It is illegal to circumvent, but a fact of life that hackers will get around DRM somehow - the Internet is just too robust at this point. This just punishes the people who actually monetarily support the media producers. People should be punished for following the law. If people go through all the trouble to circumvent DRM or file share, they weren't going to buy the product anyways, so DRM does not prevent piracy. It is unfair to the common consumer. If I purchase a product, there should not be restrictions on how I use it.