FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00748

Submission Number:
539814-00748
Commenter:
John Mitchell
Organization:
Interaction Law
State:
DC
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Please see the attached the "NARM Baseline Principles for Online Commerce in Music," submitted for the FTC's consideration as it examines digital rights management technology and its application to commerce in digital media. NARM, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers, Inc., has been involved in the issue of DRM's proper role for nearly a decade. The attached NARM Baseline Principles for Online Commerce in Music was prepared by NARM in 2000, at a time when the music industry was working with the technology sector in the 'Secure Digital Music Initiative' -- a quest for industry-wide adoption of a DRM technology as a means of securely delivering music through a variety of business models and delivery platforms. NARM believes that these principles remain viable today, as the FTC explores the proper role of DRM. The attached document has not been altered since its publication on July 21, 2000, but please note that NARM's current President is Mr. Jim Donio. Thank you. John T. Mitchell Counsel for National Association of Recording Merchandisers, Inc. ____________ John T. Mitchell Interaction Law