FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00462

Submission Number:
539814-00462
Commenter:
Sean Velasco
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM devalues the prodcuts to which it is applied. if companies wish to have DRM on their products, it needs to be made abundantly clear on the packaging and reflected in pricing. for instance, if i am buying the right to install a game 3 times, and not the game itself, I want to know about this on the cover of the game. that way, myself and other consumers will know to pay a rental price for this game and not full price. much like a surgeon general's warning, there needs to be a warning implemented for DRM that lets customers know about the restrictions on what they think they have purchased.