FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00666

Submission Number:
539814-00666
Commenter:
Elee Wakim
State:
PA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is, quite frankly, nothing save an infringement on my rights as a citizen of the United States to free speech. It limits how and in what manner I may use my legally purchased digital media. I have the full intention of boycotting products from any company which would attempt to force its digital censorship upon me. While I understand that companies may be aggravated because of some petty digital thefts of some content, there is no excuse for the rest of the public (who legally purchase their media!) to be punished. I strongly urge the FTC and any other regulating or legislative body who will participate in debate over the legality and limits of DRM to oppose it in every form and to remember our rights as citizens. Thank you very much.