FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00580

Submission Number:
539814-00580
Commenter:
Christopher Huber
State:
AZ
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Due to the invasive nature of most software DRM (SecuROM being one of the worst) I tend to avoid playing most games on the PC. The sad fact about DRM is that it does nothing to stop piracy and everything to make paying customers jump through hoops. When customers have to use the same "cracked" files as pirates to play their purchased game to avoid performance issues the DRM system is flawed. The same goes for music and ebooks. I might purchase a file on one device but listen to it on another. If I buy a book in a bookstore I can take it with me everywhere. Why can't I do the same with a ebook?