FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00236

Submission Number:
539814-00236
Commenter:
Daniel Nagel
State:
NY
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM changes a purchase into a rental, simply enough. It requires good faith that activation servers for a product with DRM will always exist and that if the company goes belly up that the product in question will have DRM stripped. If not, one just rents a product for the lifespan of a companies support for the product.