FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00137

Submission Number:
539814-00137
Commenter:
E Mills
State:
Outside the United States
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

It's frustrating to know that when I buy a movie, video game or CD, the content providers seem to think I'm only buying a license. When I purchase movies and TV series, I would like to be able to back them up on my home PC without violating the warnings on packaging and before the feature. Second to convenience of networked entertainment in my home, I circumvent DRM in order to enjoy what I have purchased without cumbersome warnings and ads included in many DVDs. It's not hard to do, but I would prefer if there were no DRM to circumvent. Pirated DVDs are better to watch because they skip the fluff added to retail products. The warnings included with DRM attack legitimate purchasing customers, which is very frustrating.