FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00699

Submission Number:
539814-00699
Commenter:
Jennifer Hall
State:
AZ
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Digital rights management (DRM) are invasive and potentially hazardous to computers which are not removed when you remove the software and generally are meant to be a hassle or impossible for the common user to remove from their computer. As a consumer I will not willingly purchase or use a product that contains it and feel it is not only an invasion of my privacy with the information it collects and could distribute about me to a company that has nothing to do with the software I have purchased from them but am shocked that companies can put it in their software without fully making the consumer aware of its dangers. Please do not allow companies to continue to add this into their software especially without making it easier and safer to remove while making sure the average user understands DRM tech and the hazards before they install it. Thank you for your time, Jennifer Hall