FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00527

Submission Number:
539814-00527
Commenter:
Mike Ornellas
Organization:
None
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

The way this DRM is ending up working now to try to thwart piracy, is in effect punishing the legal buyer/user. In the end, it's going to end up being pirated anyway. DRM, in my opinion because of the inconviences and annoyances it causes the legal buyer, the result of which is to encourage more piracy. I've seen many people start out trying to be legal and end up getting mad and move toward piracy to "get back at" because of how invasive and ineffective DRM has become. An awful lot of people look at DRM the same way they look at the RIAA, with disdain because of what they see going on. I'm against piracy as much as the next legal guy, but there has to be a better way than what's going on now.