FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00568

Submission Number:
539814-00568
Commenter:
Jones
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is so annoying that services that use it pretty much keep me from buying the product. In fact, their use has the exact opposite effect. I end up pirating a product I would otherwise purchase simply because the DRM process is so invasive and annoying that the quality of my life is actually BETTER if I just break the law. Cases in point? the DRM on Spore and Bioshock, and the entire premise of Netflix on your computer is completely shot because of the awful way DRM works. I'd really rather follow the law, so how about you help us help YOU on this one? If its not easier than stealing it, keep working on it. I'm not going to punish myself as a law abiding consumer just to watch a couple hours of film or listen to a song.