FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00391

Submission Number:
539814-00391
Commenter:
Wagnon
State:
MO
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

The main issue with DRM is that the only people harmed by it are legit consumers. There has not been a DRM system yet that is completely safe from piracy, and there has not been one that does not impede the use of properly acquired media. Instead of spending time and money researching new ways that will soon be exploited, vendors should focus on making the media more appealing to consumers, as one of the major reasons for piracy is lack of confidence in the quality of the product. While it is not likely that the proper thing will be done and DRM removed, at minimum, consumers should be informed of exactly what the DRM does in simple terms.