FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00489

Submission Number:
539814-00489
Commenter:
Elliott Walters
Organization:
Global Honors Language Academy
State:
PA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

While i understand the need for DRM there are some styles which are excellent and some which are harmful. If you look at the Itunes and steam styles you can see very successful DRM that does not offend consumers. However if you look at some of the schemes done by other companies such as EA's spore DRM or the Sony root kit from a couple of years ago you can see a very offensive and misleading kind of DRM which hurts consumers trust and may lead to more piracy. I do not advocate no DRM but I would like to see more DRM styles that do not hurt legitimate consumers and are ignored by pirates.