FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00670

Submission Number:
539814-00670
Commenter:
Greenawalt
State:
PA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I am very unhappy about the fact that DRM is restricting the way that consumers can use their digital devices. Games bought from the Nintendo Wii's Wii Shop Channel locks games to the Wii console. In addition Nintendo has added checks to newer games to not run if certain hardware modifications have been made to the console. New Macbooks contain a hardware chip to prevent certain displays from being used. SecuRom is wasting money everywhere. If your computer gets infected by this anti-piracy virus you can't burn DVDs, even if you're legally burning photos on to the DVD. If you do decide to burn DVDs it will disable the DVD drive wasting lots of money.