FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00516

Submission Number:
539814-00516
Commenter:
Woody Hearn
Organization:
GUComics.Com
State:
CO
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

As it stands, DRM is only punishing those of us who have purchased a legitimate copies of games. It's abundantly clear that those who are going to steal/hack a game are going to steal/hack them regardless. And, thus far, DRM measures have not even slowed pirates/hacker down let alone STOP them. Quite frankly, as a guy who makes his living in the gaming news/commentary industry, I'm tired of being treated like the criminal rather than a player. It should probably be noted that I actively advise my readers not to buy games that have DRM associated with them. Hopefully, slumping sales will be our message to the game industry.