FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00225

Submission Number:
539814-00225
Commenter:
Hartmann
State:
NY
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

The major problem with Digital Rights Management is that it can prevent the consumer from using the software that they have purchased. Digital Rights Management has in the past forbidden the customer from installing the software more than a set number of times. This can cause it so a customer is unable to install the software on all of the computers they own or to install it on a replacement computer, requiring the customer to purchase an additional copy of the software because they have different hardware.