FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00401

Submission Number:
539814-00401
Commenter:
Dvorachek
State:
WI
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Levels of DRM that cripple games, music and software and make them more difficult to use for the consumer frustrate me. One example, Will Wright's Spore had a system that required the computer to have internet access at least once every 10 days, and had a very limited number of re-installations causing a few customers to lose the ability to use the software they had purchased. Please form legislation giving the customer the right to use what they paid for within reason. All forms of DRM aren't inherently bad, but ones that cause loss of functionality are.