FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00578

Submission Number:
539814-00578
Commenter:
Brian Crocker
State:
TX
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM does not stop piracy. 99% of all new PC games, and every major console video game system or hand held system have their software pirated. Websites like www.thepiratebay.org, isohunt.com, mininova.org, and gamecopyworld.com are just a few of many websites that you can obtain any game media regardless of DRM the day it appears and often times prior. DRM is a joke, and sadly companies waste millions on it's illusion. Even software other than games is at guaranteed risk of piracy. Any song, album, movie, computer operating system, even ebooks are all pirated because DRM is simply not effective whatsoever. There is only one true DRM that is effective, and that is the likes of games such as World of Warcraft, Everquest, and Star Wars Galaxies, or any game that requires a login and password prior to and during play of said game. Other companies that attempt to use DRM of any other nature fail, and do not understand that the said system above is the only way to control their content. So, please FTC do not punish or prosecute companies who attempt to use DRM because they are already punishing themselves enough by allow their content to be pirated/stolen to those that do not care about paying for it. Feel free to contact me, I can open your eyes to the true depth and failure of DRM and blindness of said companies that use it. There are no boundaries on the internet: