FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00273

Submission Number:
539814-00273
Commenter:
Matthew Elzer
State:
TX
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I am apposed to nearly all types of DRM. When I buy a CD, if I don't like it, I can sell it used, or give it to a friend. DRM music does not have the ability to be resold or gifted. Video games (which are an expensive investment) cannot be backed up, which means if my 6 year old scratches the disc, I'm out 60 bucks. There are people out there that break the law every day by copying their music and distributing it, DRM laws are not stopping them, the laws meant to stop the illegal activity hurts the consumer instead.