FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00779

Submission Number:
539814-00779
Commenter:
Michael Fox
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I bought a Bluray player for my computer and a couple of discs. I took it home, installed it and after many frustrating hours learned that the player and the discs would never work because the DRM scheme in Bluray: * Excludes Linux * Requires you to replace your motherboard and video card with a motherboard and video card that has paid the proper royalties to the DRM authority. So the hardware the the media went back to the store. No sale. Nobody wins.