FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00191

Submission Number:
539814-00191
Commenter:
Phil Thorn
State:
VA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I understand the desire for artists and other producers to prevent piracy of their works, but I believe DRM only aggravates the situation. As best evidenced by the game Spore, DRM is in no way foolproof and only served to condemn the game and developing company in hundreds of thousands of gamers' eyes. As countless others have stated, with the DRM that Spore and other games had, what you got was more or less a rental of that game. ITunes made a smart move in removing DRM from its songs, and such a practice is followed by others consumers and publishers alike will benefit.