FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00402

Submission Number:
539814-00402
Commenter:
Brickey
State:
FL
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

To me, the DRM is just a marketing joke. I'm a person that does a lot of hardware switching and ocing. But, do to doing that, in less then a day, My copy of Mass Effect was passed it's "hardware swap" stage. So, I've just spent $50 on a game that now, I can't play because EA has gone and put DRM into their stuff.. Musical DRM is fine because of the fact you still are allowed to have the music until your end service with the place, or buy it from it.. Which I find as being good for the people. Software DRM is just going to provide more and more headaches for the customer. Having to call in, to get everything fixed. And the call isn't going to be one, but 3 calls, that require you to talk to people from a foreign country to do it. Should DRM be a right thing to do, yes if your using it on programs like Steam, iTunes, Zune, but to throw it into a game, and then say "haha" to the customers when they are "hardware Junkies" like myself... That makes me sick!