FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00210

Submission Number:
539814-00210
Commenter:
Adrian McCann
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is overall an awful decision by businesses. Hackers, pirates or whatever you want to call them can usually bypass them. This leaves the consumer, the LEGAL consumer without a game to play, even though they spent hard earned money on it. Pirates however are left to sit there and be happy about how they now have a game. DRM doesn't discourage pirating games, it just proves to be majorly detrimental to those who go through the legal purchasing of the games. Therefore it is my request that the FTC revise the scope so that DRM no longer hurts the consumer. One idea for that..I would think is that cd keys should still be used but in the case of a dispute of the cd key, both parties should be contacted and asked to give a code only found on the box. Anyways, I cannot think of any other possible solutions. Thank you for your time.