FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00532

Submission Number:
539814-00532
Commenter:
Dale Williams
Organization:
Cru Digital
State:
Outside the United States
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

My experience with DRM is that it prohibits access to users willing to do the right thing without adding a sizable enough hurdle to those willing to infringe on copyright. The DRM of an entertainment product can, in cases, make me feel like I got a worse deal than those who are willing to pirate. I enjoy the feeling I get from owning a product. The fact that a server, a limited number of installations or other restriction dictates the methods in which I store, manage or access my product makes my purchase less tangible and, therefor, less worthwhile.