FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00429

Submission Number:
539814-00429
Commenter:
Swim
State:
TX
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I was never truly bothered by DRM related issues, maybe because I had never needed to install something more than once or twice. I do see where people are coming from when they say they don't want DRM in their video games. I had an incident one time where I turned on my computer and my computer power supply had popped and caused it to fail. Luckily my hard drive was unharmed, but if it was, that means I would need to reinstall games that could have possibly had DRM attached to them. That would mean I would have used up 2 of the 3 allowed installs. What if I wanted to also put one of my games on my laptop too so I could play it on the go? That means all 3 would be used up and I would have to hope I never have a problem with my computer or laptop again, because I wouldn't be able to install those games again due to DRM. Either way, I am not extremely bothered by it, only because I haven't been a victim of DRM yet, and hopefully I won't have to worry about it. I do support companies that are trying to cut down on piracy, because I think it's terrible that people download games and don't pay the companies their hard deserved money for the product they have created. But I also think that in putting DRM in video games that it can be annoying when you pay the money and you only have a set amount of times you can install. If DRM is kept, maybe there should just be a raise on the number of installations. Maybe double the DRM to 6 rather than 3 installs. In the end though, I would not be scathed by whichever decision is decided upon. -Mr. Swim