FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00589

Submission Number:
539814-00589
Commenter:
Michael Kirbish
State:
OH
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I would just like to add my name to the list of likely thousands of gamers who find DRM - In particular, DRM which requires online verifications, rootkits, or other invasive procedures to play a game I have spent my legal currency for to be not merely completely uneffective in stopping piracy, but also devaluing the product and denying the consumer their rights to the use of their purchased product. DRM Already is and could in the future be abused to prevent people from using their products if the company deigns that they should no longer be allowed to do so. I would ask as an American citizen and a lifelong gamer to take action against the game and music corporations and protect the American consumers right to free, legal use of his purchase.