FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00508

Submission Number:
539814-00508
Commenter:
Karim Zietoun
State:
Outside the United States
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM, while initially conceived with the purpose of protecting copyright holders, only serves to penalize consumers for acquiring a product through legitimate channels. DRM hampers developers and publishers alike by encouraging consumers to obtain the protected material by illegitimate means.