FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00609

Submission Number:
539814-00609
Commenter:
Jennifer Montoya
State:
NE
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Concerning securom on EA games: I am very disappointed at Ea being allowed to limit the amount of times I can install a game I bought. I believe that the consumer needs protection as well as the merchant. However from what I've heard by treating the consumers as theifs, it seems (from the example of Spore) that EA's general customer base has become just that. Also my other concern is that these DRM programs allow access into our computers, which can be used not only for their company but for any malicious individual that can get into these systems. Once again the consumer is not protected just left open to whatever damage may occur from using what should be a safe game. For the record I have bought all my EA Sims copies (brand new from the store) and even Spore. Just like movies or music shouldn't be numbered the amount of times they are played. I don't believe video games should be either. Thank you for your time.