FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00794

Submission Number:
539814-00794
Commenter:
Smith
State:
OR
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

DRM has prevented me from moving songs from one portable music player to another. Apple's DRM prevents me from loading songs on my new music player, which is not of the apple brand. I payed for these songs, I should be able to play them on any device I want to! Another issues I take with DRM is it being on my games. If I lose my key, or upgrade my computer x amount of times, I can no longer play it! This is unacceptable, again, I payed for this product, I should be able to play it on any machine I own! I've been sold a BROKEN product. The short term solution I have come is just pirating everything. It's not broken, it's almost always higher quality when it comes to movies and music, oh yea and the games don't BREAK on me when I get a new fucking computer. Not to mention they all run faster without SecureROM, and I don't have any goddamn malware installed on my computer, because that's what it is. I hate being treated like a criminal by the people I give money to!