FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00635

Submission Number:
539814-00635
Commenter:
G Ludwig
State:
TN
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is a plague on the software industry. Publishers are using DRM not as a way to prevent piracy, but mainly as a way to control and try to elimate the used software market DRM limitations are never printed on the outside of the packaging, and even when you install the software you are unaware of DRM programs being installed without your concent or knowledge. The programs often cause conflicts with other computer components and do not get removed when you unistall said software. You are also restricted on how many times you can install the software and sometimes may only use said software while connected to the internet which is an issue for many. DRM needs to be investigated as these software companies are taking our rights away in order to make more money.