FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00474

Submission Number:
539814-00474
Commenter:
Michael Williams
State:
CO
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

It is my opinion that DRM only affects the honest consumers in the industry. Hackers and pirates will often crack the DRM within days (or even hours) of the software being released and it is the honest consumer that is left holding the proverbial bag. A good example would be a game called "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" for the PC. That game used no DRM whatsoever and still sold as good or better than most games with DRM.