FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00156

Submission Number:
539814-00156
Commenter:
Vinnie Pai
State:
NY
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is only going to further cripple media (such as music, movies and games) in the future. Already, it limits the buyer's rights, causes software/hardware incompatibility and increases piracy (mainly because of users who want to avoid the previous problems). While DRM is, in a way, "necessary", it only hinders the goal creators are trying to achieve in reality. Eliminating DRM will definitely help solve some of these problems, and decrease the amount of problems and criminal activity caused by media distribution today.