FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00632

Submission Number:
539814-00632
Commenter:
I prefer to remain Anonymous
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n/a
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Outside the United States
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FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

The use of invasive DRM (which i define to be anything which causes inconvenience to the paying user, online product activations, multiple install limitations, inability to resell, internet access required for a product designed to be used offline, as well as unauthorised installation of DRM software without the users explicit agreement) I feel is against my rights to use a product which I have paid for. I feel so strongly about this that I am prepared to stop supporting the companies that provide software with intrusive DRM, and instead download pirated versions which have no such invasive DRM installations. I firmly believe that software companies who make a product should be paid for the outcome, unless it involves highly restrictive and completely unecessary limitations placed on the user just to try to circumvent piracy a little-which it ultimately fails to do. If these companies would like me, the customer, to continue buying their software, then they need to erradicate the invasive DRM i have described, and start realising that they are harming their most loyal customers. invasive DRM must stop. full stop.