FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00251

Submission Number:
539814-00251
Commenter:
Bruce Volpe
State:
AZ
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

One must be very careful using DRM. In particular with games it can damage the market for a long period of time if abused by companies. A better approach to DRM, which is not the same thing, would be similar to the technology Valve uses called Stream. They allow you to purchase a game, download it as many times as you wish, and control your access to it. As long as you do nothing illegal or break terms of use policies then you are free to use the game as you wish. This is a much better approach for the market as a whole and one that should be encouraged much more than DRM.