FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00421

Submission Number:
539814-00421
Commenter:
T Krasovac
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I think that as a longtime PC gamer who actually pays for his games, it's sad that i am treated worse than the pirates who take games for free. Pirates crack games and have no problems playing them. With games i have purchased, because of protection like DRM, i have either had hardware issues, or have had my privacy invaded. I have heard horror stories from other people who have had dvd-rom drives stop working or spyware like programs installed by DRM that could create a huge security risk on their system. I fully believe in trying to protect one's IP's, but i think when it starts to infringe on the ability to enjoy the products i actually pay for, something is wrong.