FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00659

Submission Number:
539814-00659
Commenter:
Friedemann Schorer
State:
Outside the United States
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I hereby would like to express my dislike of DRM - I do admit that inventors, authors, musicians and others artists need to earn a living, as well as everybody else, and they do depend on the money people spend for their work. But on the others hand, DRM in my opinions doesn't manage rights but the restrictions it lays upon the users of any secured work. I myself have to think about circumventing the DRM of an eBook I bought two years ago - because the company which invented the DRM system does not supply a software to access the contents on my recently bought new mobile, although that particular mobile is one of the biggest saling devices in the past year. So, DRM keeps me from viewing what I have got a right to view - and that is exactly what is unfair about DRM. If the company goes broke, I will never be able to access the content of what I paid money for, except someone breaks the seal - and I must say, I do hope someone will soon, because that would make it possible fo me to do what I paid for. Mankind tends to not being fair, but nevertheless we all should try to be - those who provide content as well as those who would like to consume it. In my opinion is DRM is a bilnd alley which won't lead to no good.