FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00245

Submission Number:
539814-00245
Commenter:
Jim Chambers
State:
OH
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Dear Sirs, While I respect the rights of companies trying to protect their IP's and other properties, DRM is just a pain. At least to the average consumer it is. Unfortunately "pirates" will find ways around it and continue to steal. I don't like it either, but there is no denying it. DRM is one of the reasons I don't bother playing games or purchasing downloaded music on my computer. If I buy something, I would like it to work on both of my computers. Also just as reasonable, any member of my family should be allowed to play a game without purchasing their own copy. Imagine if Parker Brothers forced all your family members to buy the Monopoly board game, that would be just silly as you only need to buy one board. Spore did just that. If my wife wanted to play, she would've had to buy her own copy, it's not reasonable. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter. Sincerely, Mr. Jim Chambers