FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00799

Submission Number:
539814-00799
Commenter:
Sarah Ferraro
State:
TX
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I am opposed to all forms of DRM for the simple reason that it only adversely affects those who wish to purchase content legally. It does not in anyway stop nor dissuade those who wish to acquire content without paying. In fact, often it seems to spur them on. DRM is treated as a challenge to overcome by those who won't pay for content. For those who do wish to pay, it causes no end of problems up to breaking their system. It is ineffective and pointless.