FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00773

Submission Number:
539814-00773
Commenter:
Tom Uellner
State:
MA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM stops honest consumers from using the CDs, DVDs and games they buy in legal ways. If it stops the consumer from making a fair use copy or backup, how is this serving the consumer? It does NOT stop pirates from making copies because hackers usually break the DRM in anywhere from a few months to a few days of release. The only one who doesn't get to use the content in all legal and fair use ways is the average consumer who just wants their movie to play everywhere they would like. Or to be able to copy a CD or downloaded music onto their MP3 player. It's time to stop treating EVERYONE like criminals because of what some people do.