FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00529

Submission Number:
539814-00529
Commenter:
Brian Agatonovic
State:
OH
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM with limited installs is unfair to the consumer. It could possibly force the consumer to pay for the same title twice. It also installs items on the computer that are not removed if the software is removed. DRM should protect the company while providing value to the consumer, like Valve's STEAM product. The SecuROM DRM by Sony used by EA is unfair to the consumer. There wasn't even a warning at the time of purchase that my installs would be limited.