FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00362

Submission Number:
539814-00362
Commenter:
Long
State:
Outside the United States
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I feel SecuROM should be removed from the market as it's a very damaging program that disables legitimate burning programs like Roxio/Sonic and classes these as illegitimate burning programs like Daemon Tools and Alcohol and yet the makers claim it's a perfectly safe piece of software and it doesn't damage your computer in anyway. However the amount of people who have had their comptuers severely harmed by this program has deterred me from purchasing anymore packs of my favourite game because I don't want to take the chance this program will destroy my computer. I feel EA and any other company who use it should be made to state on the packaging that SecuROM is included and that it can damage your computers software as well as hardware as numerous players have reported anti virus and internet security programs security lowered or even totally disabled, printers, iPod's flash drives, camera software as well as hard drives and CD/DVD drives being disabled by this supposedly harmless program and too many are complaining for it to be the odd computer that doesn't like this program. I don't see why I should pay 20 GB Pounds for an expansion pack and 10 GB Pounds for a stuff pack of Sims 2 that can cause hundreds of pounds worth of damage to my computer and I feel Sony should be made to admit that this program can damage your computer and that uninstalling the game doesn't remove every single file this invasive program installs on your computer and that you may need to reformat it to remove all traces of the program. I also feel as EA has been proven to have lied that they should be forced to provide a tool to remove securom from games legally purchased and re-release the packs containing this damaging program with their previous copy protection program which didn't damage computers in anyway.