FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00229

Submission Number:
539814-00229
Commenter:
Eric Moore
State:
UT
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I understand that companies need to do something to protect their content from being stolen, but I am a consumer and something can never be "mine" if I can only use it a limited amount of times. That doesn't exist anywhere else in the marketplace. A product that is solely used on something as fickle as a PC, (especially Windows) has to have the option to be used an unlimited amount of times. Things break, and I myself have had to reinstall/fix/rebuild my computer more than 3 times in a SINGLE year, and now you expect me to repurchase your product? That does not make any sense. Make a system where you have to login to a server with your legitimate copy in order for it to work, or something along those lines. There HAS to be a better way. A solution that actually keeps the consumer in mind and where they get the better deal rather than the producer, has to exist.