FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00441

Submission Number:
539814-00441
Commenter:
Shaun Giddings
State:
MI
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I feel that DRM is extremely unnecessary and unfair to the consumer. It bogs down people who legitimately buy software and puts unnecessary restrictions on it. I am a firm believer that when you purchase something it is yours. You paid the money and therefore you should own it. I understand that piracy is illegal but DRM does NOT stop piracy, it promotes it. DRM does not stop piracy and often, pirated copies run better and are more hassle free than legitimate copies of software. Especially when it comes to video games. I think companies should take a look at Stardock and follow their PC gamer's bill of rights.