FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00400

Submission Number:
539814-00400
Commenter:
Joyce DiGuglielmo
State:
DE
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM bundled into software should disclose the fact that download/installation will also dowload/install DRM. DRM MUST be able to be removed, otherwise it is an invasion of personal property. There SHOULD BE a written instruction on the manufacturer's website on how to uninstall DRM, and optimum alternative is to have an "uninstall" program download in the software bundle. I believe the penalty for infringement of any software should be made tougher, as opposed to forcing a consumer to install program/s that impact functionality and resources on their personal computer - either with or without disclosure - that are irreversible. I paid for this computer (my personal property), and I pay for software ... but i want the choice to use or not use that software on my computer. Not even that i want the option to be reimbursed for said software, but just that i should have the right to change my mind about using it.