FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00586

Submission Number:
539814-00586
Commenter:
Jones
State:
Outside the United States
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is a waste of time and effort and doesn't make any progress in trying to protect digital media from piracy. It only ends up hurting the average user. It also limits the ownership of the digital media and devalues it, up to the point where in a few years time your rightfully bought media possibly won't 'work' anymore. Compare that to vinyl records which still work now, decades after they were replaced. It turns digital media purchases into rentals.