FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00323

Submission Number:
539814-00323
Commenter:
Nelson Ingersoll
Organization:
Self
State:
CO
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM deprives honest users from exercising their rights of possession in perpetuity. The technologies used expose the honest users to harm such as, in the case of software DRM, root-kits and other software which opens the user's computers to external malware without their knowledge. DRM has not demonstrated that it truly protects the objects from supposed inappropriate use. However, it has demonstrated that it harms users.