FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00614

Submission Number:
539814-00614
Commenter:
june mattes
Organization:
none
State:
MO
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I was extremely upset that I can no longer get some e-books I have purchased. One publisher went out of business? or stopped handling e-books around a couple of years ago. Lost only 4 books but if I had purchased these in a used bookstore I would still have them. Fictionwise is now changing the way I can download my e-books in Mobi format. The mobi pocket format is what I have always downloaded. It is what I am use to. I do not want my books any other way but now I have to download a different reader. What do I do with all the DRM format mobi books if I change my pda to ereader? So I have around 260 books in a DRM mobi format, cannot access around 18 as of now. I purchased these -- they are mine but I cannot use them if my pda goes belly up or if I get a new PDA. This is not right.