FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00662

Submission Number:
539814-00662
Commenter:
Catherine Faber
State:
TN
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

In my experience DRM does not stop unauthorized copying, but does interfere with legitimate customers using entertainment we have honestly paid for. Furthermore it limits Fair Use, to the detriment not only of the public, but in the long run of the creative fields as a whole. I encourage you to discard it, or at least to consider social DRM such as watermarking, which does not tie customers to particular incarnations of particular devices to access their content.