FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00413

Submission Number:
539814-00413
Commenter:
Turner
State:
TX
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

The DRM implemented on games like spore limit the installation to 3 times. I have 3 computers in my home and plan on getting a new one soon. Lets say I want to install this on everyone in my family's computer, then one crashes. Either I have to argue with customer service and be treated like a criminal pulling a scam, or buy a new copy of the game. If I buy access to a software product, and its not subscription based, then I deserve to be able to install the product as many times as I please. The companies worry about money lost due to piracy. Well, they have lost more business due to the hassle of DRM than they would have lost from piracy. I personally will not buy any game that has DRM implementations that are unfair to the consumer.