FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00452

Submission Number:
539814-00452
Commenter:
Jake Zerbe
State:
IN
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Research has revealed that in several cases, DRM software, "SecuRom" in this case, does not make the user aware that it is being installed to their system, and in some instances, disables CD and DVD burners. I consider this 'overkill'. By considering that everyone pirates their software, DRM programs can potentially do more harm than good to what is most likely an innocent consumer's machine. It has been compared to malware in several cases.