FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00398

Submission Number:
539814-00398
Commenter:
Paolo Bossi
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

DRM is one of the greatest mistakes ever done in the history of computer science because it is supposed to be a measure against software piracy, but it actually favors it , by installing unwanted ,invasive software on your computer.This software often conflicts with some of the components installed on the system ,causing many stability issues or even the entire corruption of the system. Because of this ,many people are encouraged to use pirated software or cracks, as they allow them to bypass DRM protection , and consequently the problems that arise from its use. I understand it's our duty as customers to support the developers' work by legitimately buying their software, but it's also our right to decide what's on our system without worrying about some unwanted program which may or may not ,according to the developer's choices, corrupt it. The law-abiding user should always be rewarded for his choice to support your efforts.By supporting the use of DRM you ultimately penalize him and yourself ,because you attract him to the very same behavior you are trying to fight.Trust us, you are better off without it.