FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00690

Submission Number:
539814-00690
Commenter:
Joanne Losito
State:
NY
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

As an avid reader and book buyer I find the addition of DRM the most difficult and troublesome part of reading ebooks on my digital device. The less expensive the ebook reader is the more problems that DRM causes. It makes ebooks available only to those who can afford the newest (and most expensive) readers and unavailable to those of us seniors and students who can't. It doesn't stop the illegal stripping of DRM by those that wish to take that step nor the file sharing since theives will always find a way around laws and leave the honest buyers to pay the price.