FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00388

Submission Number:
539814-00388
Commenter:
Charlton Moore
State:
NC
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I understand why the developers are wanting to implement (a form of) DRM on their computer games, but if they must use DRM I would like to see it be less restrictive then it is currently. The problem that I have is with the DRM that only allows a set number of installations (normally 5 or less) of the game and then there is NO WAY to get the game installed again. The reason I don't like this is when I have purchased a game, and let's say for example that it doesn't run very well, I'll set it aside untill I can get a newer computer then I'd like to try it again After I have played it, I may want to play it again, or perhaps a few years later I may want to play it again but by then I've used up all of my installations and the game is useless and hard if not impossible to purchase new again. If they must have DRM, they need to have a method that will last for years ahead that allows the end user to "unactivated" the game when it is uninstalled, so that it can be activated at a later date. Thank you for taking the time to look into this issue and for reading my comments.