FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00536

Submission Number:
539814-00536
Commenter:
Michael Gallagher
State:
FL
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I had to trash 1/2 of my songs from iTunes because the old account that I purchased those songs under is now inaccessible for reason's Apple tech support cannot explain. Because my account has mysteriously disappeared I was unable to authorize my songs and therefore could not listen to the music I paid for. DRM punishes those willing to pay for intellectual property. It limits devices that can play or read the purchased files and inevitably will lead to the consumer having to repurchase the same IP when new devices cease to support the old DRM and old authorization services shut down.