FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00234

Submission Number:
539814-00234
Commenter:
Platek
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I own and operate far too much equipment to be bothered with DRM content. In my opinion, it will damage the market as I am not the only professional I know that refuses to buy a product that will be a bear to use across all of my platforms. Just because your "average" consumer doesn't own more than x devices doesn't mean I should be locked out of using something I purchased on all of my equipment legally. While piracy is a problem in the digital media industries, legalizing punitive measures against consumers will only lead to further market skepticism and less consumer spending, as well as an easily predicted exponential rise in the very piracy DRM attempts to subvert.