FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00785

Submission Number:
539814-00785
Commenter:
David Hughes
Organization:
The Esoteric Teaching
State:
DC
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM is a plague of corporate greed that constricts, inhibits and attempts to destroy the value of the commons. As a publisher of public-benefit cultural, spiritual and religious material, we strongly support a durable, robust and fair FTC policy limiting the types, applications and duration of DRM technology. The lack of such policies has allowed unscrupulous publishers to shortchange customers and resell products unfairly. DRM and copyright restrictions on music and ebook sales, especially of historically significant cultural material, should be prohibited, leveling the playing field for small, independent publishers and permitting the spread of minority commentaries on standard religious reference materials.