FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00410

Submission Number:
539814-00410
Commenter:
Joseph Sangster
State:
IL
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Alright, this is coming from a 24 four year old student who current has a bachelors degree in Animation. I can only speak as far as DRM for music goes(This is the only type of DRM that I have dealt with that I know of.), specifically, with iTunes. I simply don't understand how it(DRM) protects companies from losing or money for songs that people have bought. There are much many other methods of obtaining music, including filesharing and such. So how is it fair to lock up songs that I have technically bought, and should technically own? And really, the only thing I'd like to do is put more music on my XBox 360, yet due to the DRM locks placed on the thousands of songs on my ipod, I can't actually listen to the music IVE bought any where but on my iPod and Laptop. Does that seem right to you?