FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00139

Submission Number:
539814-00139
Commenter:
Joshua Petrus
State:
PA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Because of the piracy that plagues today's PC software industry, Digital Rights Management is a good concept - on paper. But in practice, it is little more than an inconvenience for consumers, if not a literal stripping of their rights to ownership of the media. Games with DRM still get pirated. It is not an effective obstacle to pirates. It is merely a nuisance to honest consumers and, depending on the level of DRM, a robbery of their ownership rights.