FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00478

Submission Number:
539814-00478
Commenter:
Chuck Wendig
State:
PA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM equals a high cost without a high return on investment. It prevents the average customer from using the product properly and/or fully while doing little to prevent pirates from doing what they do best, i.e. pirating the game. (SPORE being a stellar example of that.) I try not to buy items with strict DRM. I do use Valve's STEAM to purchase PC software, as the software tends to be vetted, and the "DRM" is simply that I have to use it through Steam. Which is perfectly doable and not at all restrictive to me, the consumer.