FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00351

Submission Number:
539814-00351
Commenter:
Anthony McDowell
State:
IN
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is completely useless. Piracy will still happen no matter what. As DRM evolves, so does piracy. So DRM only hurts the honest consumer. New DRM is usually broken in less than a day. The honest consumer is hurt by DRM because it usually is damaging to computer systems, or causes the paid for, and usually expensive program to become inoperable because the consumer is accused of wrong-doing, even if they did nothing wrong.