FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00484

Submission Number:
539814-00484
Commenter:
Anthony Tollis
State:
DE
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

My opinion of DRM measures is this, they are operationaly similar to firearms laws. Criminals intrinsically ignore them. Ultimately they only tie the hands of law abiding citizens. DRM has all too often prevented legal useage of purchased software. The most infamous example being STARFORCE, which has even rendered many DVDroms inoperational (it happened to one of mine). Starforce also causes numerous system instabilities which I have experienced first hand. I have never pirated anything in my life, I consider it moraly reprehensible theft. DRM measures make no sense, it only takes 1 person anywhere in the entire world to make 1 single copy and place it on the internet, and DRM becomes a footnote that only effects legal users.