FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00328

Submission Number:
539814-00328
Commenter:
Chiu
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

As a game developer, I recognize the importance of copy protection. However, I believe that the restrictive DRM measures used by most companies these days hurt only the honest consumers by limiting what they can do with the product they have purchased. When I purchase a game, I expect to be able to install it as many times as I want to, regardless if my computer has changed or not. In the end, the simplest form of copy protection will deter the common consumer from pirating, while even the most restrictive DRM measures won't stop the computer savvy consumers from pirating.