FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00721

Submission Number:
539814-00721
Commenter:
Baum
State:
FL
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is a poor attempt at extracting additional revenue from consumers for additional uses that are supported by copyright doctrine. DRM prevents me from transferring music I purchase to other devices. DRM prevents me from watching a show (that was recorded on my living room DVR) in my bedroom. DRM only pushes me away from spending my money in this troubled economic time because I’m afraid that in the future, I will not be able to access what I purchased without violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.