FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00406

Submission Number:
539814-00406
Commenter:
Jeremy Barnard
State:
MN
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM of today is easily manipulated by those who wish to do so, whether with malicious intent or not. The only person who truly suffers from restrictive and unnecessary copy protection is the legitimate end user who is forced to jump through hoops just to prove that he/she actually purchased the game so they can install it. DRM is getting out of control and with manufacturers using more and more advanced versions, it damages the consumer all the more. There should be a limited use of DRM and better systems in place to control overly obtrusive use of it. Thank you.