FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00515

Submission Number:
539814-00515
Commenter:
Paul Silva
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM's biggest failing is simply that it punishes the legitimate customer the most, being stuck with limited installs, or worse, losing access to a product when you upgrade to a new machine is completely ridiculous when you have already paid for said product. I believe that DRM actually encourages piracy due to it's annoying and invasive components. I avoid DRM products as much as possible due to this. I do not want to support any companies that utilize this failing band-aid approach to piracy...people will always find a way around DRM. I'd like to see standardized limitations on what information DRM can access and also requirements to make it's presence/location known when installing a product that contains it, there shouldn't be any hidden surprises when installing something on a computer. Please support my rights as a consumer. Respectfully, -Paul