FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00493

Submission Number:
539814-00493
Commenter:
Flemming
State:
MN
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

My thoughts on the current DRM practices are simply that any method currently thought of as "reasonable" by the public are no obstacle for anyone considering to "pirate" the media therefore the original purposes and intentions of the DRM are rendered moot. Anything more secure is seen as an infringement on the rights of the consumer as well as a hindrance to anyone who wishes to use their purchased media in the way that it was intended. As far as I can see, every effort towards media protection has failed. Even when it succeeds at doing what it's supposed to do it renders the protected media nearly unusable. Should all forms of DRM be abolished? I don't know. All I know is this: the methods that have been exercised to this day have all failed in one way or another.