FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00305

Submission Number:
539814-00305
Commenter:
Denver
State:
DE
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is only a method to steal what I have legally purchased by the manufacturers of electronic media. DRM keeps me from fully utilizing electronic media that I have legally purchased in many of the ways that I require. By allowing the industries to continue to restrict usage of property that I have legally purchased you are allowing them to steal from those that are their customers. DRM keeps the citizens of the U.S. from having their rights so that it can ineffectually protect companies that are far outnumbered by their consumers. Additionally DRM is not much of a challenge for hackers and those who are interested in avoiding the protection that it provides, but it causes great problems for legitimate users. Thank you