FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00628

Submission Number:
539814-00628
Commenter:
Christopher Cummings
State:
MA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

When a legally-purchased product becomes more difficult to use than something that can be pirated, the system is broken--and that is what DRM is: a broken system where the people who purchase digital content are punished for doing so by having their choices restricted (eg, limiting the end-user to a certain computer terminal) while those who pirate content enjoy the pirated content without any restrictions. Instead of onerous (and fallible) DRM solutions, digital content should be made available in an open, attractive format, at a reasonable price. Consumers want to do the right thing. Help them do so.