FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00595

Submission Number:
539814-00595
Commenter:
Rebecca Ives
State:
NE
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

In some ways I can understand wanting to limit who gets to download software, so that only the company that sold the software profits- that's business. But the music industry has had to deal with the sale of used CD's. The big issue for this particular game is that I have had to reinstall sims 2 several times- either because I had to replace my computer or because it was having problems running and reinstalling it was the only way to fix it. If I had had to deal with the DRM issues that EA has put into place now, I would be extremely frustrated because I have installed the game well above the allowable times they say will be on the SIMS 3. I bought the game, there should be no limit on how many times I install it on my own computer. In addition, the spyware that will come with this game is off-putting. The spyware they would install will not go away once the game is uninstalled. I am only purchasing the game. I am not purchasing DRM and I certainly do not want spyware that can be doing a number of things I don't know about and may not want on MY computer. EA may own the rights to their game, but they do not own the rights to MY COMPUTER.