FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00524

Submission Number:
539814-00524
Commenter:
James Park
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Hate it. I can't see the point in locking already COPIED material. It's obvious these companies are profit whores. Shown in diagram attached., the sales of Digital Media does NOT MAKE SENSE. consumers can only purchase what is copied, so why not get the exact same copy for free? Big time corporates state that it's stealing and "illegal" however, what is there to steal? They're all just COPIES, none of the Original files or the idea was stolen. DRM is just a way for those already in control to remain in control. It's the Bible of the digital fraud market. Dan Glickman, chairman of MPAA gave an analogy to Steal This Film II. It went like this... Would a t-shirt company gives out free shirts? would a Grocery store give out free food? NO, because they would go out of business. However digital files are reproduced not by raw material, but processing power. There is no cost of coping it and distributing it. However those that want profit, they place tolls on everything possible, and if the tolls didn't work they added speed bumps then cutting the lanes for a more manageable traffic, just like how Comcast throttles bandwidth. "The VCR was to the American movie industry What the Boston Strangler was to a women alone"... The war on Digital Information is something much more fundamental... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx4pN-aiofw&feature=related I'm 17 and I find it very hard to find anyone that can comprehend what Digital Rights Management.