FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00674

Submission Number:
539814-00674
Commenter:
Chad Richardson
State:
VA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I am sick of these companies putting these "DRM's"on games and such. The pirate community ALWAYS finds a way around these things, and all they end up doing is messing with the people who LEGALLY purchase the product. I purchase all of my games, and legally I have the right to use them indefinitely. Unless I damage or lose my disc, then I must buy it again, even though I already paid for the rights to play it. Using DRM keeps people like me from making a back up of legally owned material, so I can continue to use it if a problem arises. I fully feel that this is immoral, and illegal. I understand that these companies do not like loosing money, but they should go after the pirates, and leave the honest consumer alone. I must thank you all for actually looking into this, I hope that something good comes of this.