FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00565

Submission Number:
539814-00565
Commenter:
Willy Guan
State:
AZ
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Data Rights Management is clearly invasive to our privacy, harmful to our computers, and has been proven ineffective to perform it's intended job. The fact that some DRM found in PC video games cannot be removed from a computer is alarming. DRM is supposed to limit the user's ability to use a product, thats like telling me I can only change the channel on my TV a few times before it labels me a television broadcast thief. If I purchased the product, I am not a thief and should not be treated as one. Apple's Itunes store has recently removed all DRM software on it's products to please it's customer base. I think all companies should follow in their footsteps.