FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00444

Submission Number:
539814-00444
Commenter:
Alan Velasco
State:
FL
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Is it really wrong to want to back-up a DVD movie or music CD to have in case you lose the original, or have it saved on your computer so you can take it on the road with you? DRM is just flat out unfair. It restricts what consumers can do with the content they paid for. Meanwhile, the pirates, the ones this is supposed to be hurting, aren't being affected at all. It's incredibly easy to go on to the Internet and find something digital pirated. In the end, it punishes those who are rewarding content creators for their work, while the pirates still get everything for free, and usually a better version of the product.