FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00604

Submission Number:
539814-00604
Commenter:
Mike Price
State:
KS
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM does absolutely nothing to protect software and games from pirating. Pirate groups will often have the DRM cracked within a day of the software being released. If nothing else, invasive DRM often causes potential buyers to either boycott or download illegally pirated copies. Blizzard and Stardock have the right idea. Require a unique cd key to download updates and play the game online. DRM does nothing to prevent piracy, and all it does is discourage customers.