FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00385

Submission Number:
539814-00385
Commenter:
Hong
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I believe that when a person purchases any type of software or hardware, he should have complete control of how he uses his item. I don't see how it is fair if I have to call EA to unlock my installation limitation to reinstall Spore--a PC game based on evolution. Things happen, viruses, trojans, worms, etc. There are many reasons why a person should have to reinstall their software. Also, if the servers managing the DRMs are shut down then we are all out of luck because we cannot activate our own software. I believe Yahoo's DRM on music caused many problems in the past because of that very same reason. I simply do not see the reason in punishing the consumers. Should our new DTV Converter boxes have set limitations on how many times we can hook it up to a different TV--or the same one? I sure don't think so.