FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00790

Submission Number:
539814-00790
Commenter:
Alexander Kemmler
Organization:
n/a
State:
IL
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Only large content providers have the opportunity to benefit from DRM technologies. Period. DRM is patently anti-consumer and generally is highly effective only at removing or unilaterally restricting fair-use rights of paying customers. Interoperability and portability must be defended in all forms of media. Any move otherwise is simply a transfer in valuable property rights to content providers away from consumers, and often, artists.