FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00178

Submission Number:
539814-00178
Commenter:
Collazo
State:
FL
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is the single biggest barrier to entry for the digital economy. I recognize that DRM implementations go from draconian to reasonable, but in the end, the customer is always at the mercy of the issuing company. I am not willing to part with hard earned money for a "good" over which I do not have control, and can lose access to it at any moment for any number of reasons over which I can't do anything about. Furthermore in the case of PC software, DRM is akin, and sometimes even more dangerous than a virus. Securom comes to mind inmediately, as the reason I was never able to enjoy SPORE from Electronic Arts.