FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00244

Submission Number:
539814-00244
Commenter:
takahashi
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is not fair in many ways and disrupts ownership 1)I'm using it within the law, yet I am limited on what I can do = not full ownership 2)what happens if a company goes outs of business and no other organization adopts their IP? There's no way to renew DRM or ask for unlock 3)What if I wanted to let a friend barrow it? Or have someone play/listen for demo purposes (may help them buy the actual product)? I can't do that anymore with DRM and etc of silimilar complaints. If it's a rental service, I don't mind a DRM since it's more suitable for rental, but not for items I paid to purchase.