FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00732

Submission Number:
539814-00732
Commenter:
Joel Heath
State:
TX
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

The only thing DRM is good for is to keep legitimate/paying users from doing legitimate things with the content they have purchased. Anyone who wishes to make illegal copies or take content they did not pay for can get around it with very little effort. DRM does not prevent piracy in the least. DRM is simply a way to get the paying customer to pay multiple times for the same content without providing any actual benefit.