FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00316

Submission Number:
539814-00316
Commenter:
Andrew Bell
State:
TX
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is a well intentioned idea, that has terrible consequences. As a consumer I expect to be able to use what I purchase. DRM often makes it impossible for me to enjoy eletronics/games/music in a fashion I feel is acceptable. If I purchase music, I expect to be able to LISTEN to that music wherever and however I want. I BOUGHT IT ofr this very reason. And computer video games that use DRM are much, much worse as I often cannot even play the game I just purchased, and now I cannot return it (as it is an "open-box" item). DRM is bad. Period.