FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00688

Submission Number:
539814-00688
Commenter:
David Visti
State:
NC
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I believe that DRM which limits the number of software installations violates fair use. With the speed of change of computers/operating systems, it is very easy to exceed the number of installations they allow. To me, it is false advertising to "sell" such software. It should be clearly identified as a rental. They also should not be allowed to install software or settings on your computer that their setup software will not uninstall when the software is uninstalled. To me, doing otherwise constitutes installing a virus on my computer.